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Istook926 Flash Mobs for Christmas

Recorded on December 24, 2011

From The Heritage Foundation, I’m Ernest Istook.

I really enjoy the flash mobs at Christmastime.

No, I don’t mean the Occupy protestors; I mean people who surprise people at a mall, a restaurant, an airport, or anyplace else with an outburst of unexpected music, singing and maybe dancing.  It’s a modern variation on Christmas caroling, but it surprises large gatherings rather than households.

Handel’s “Messiah” is one of the most popular themes, but others are light-hearted Christmas songs or classic carols.  Thanks to social media, organizers can bring together large groups that sometimes didn’t even know each other until they pull off their surprise.

Of course they record it on cell phones or pocket cams, and share it on the Internet.  If you haven’t seen a group of senior citizens singing and dancing slowly in store aisles with canes and walkers, then you better look online.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

From The Heritage Foundation, I’m Ernest Istook.