The next few days really mark the start of the holiday season. Tuesday, Dec. 23, is Festivus. Wednesday, Dec. 24, is the last day of Hanukkah. Thursday, Dec. 25, is Christmas, and Friday, Dec. 26, is Boxing Day in many Commonwealth countries. It’s also when Kwanzaa begins. So, online video marketers who have waited until the last minute don’t have half an hour to look over 10 of the Best Christmas Videos to share with their friends and family. Besides, that was last-week’s column, which was designed for those ReelSEO readers who plan ahead. (In the online video and internet marketing industries, preparing a whole week ahead of time is considered planning ahead.)
This week’s column is for the rest of the internet marketers and video content producers who curate compelling short-form content in real time. You know who you are. You’re the ones that john st. advertising in Toronto was spoofing in its latest video, “Reactvertising.” That’s why today’s column features 12 of the best Vines, Instavids, and Facebook videos for the holidays. It shouldn’t take you more than a couple of minutes to watch all of them before deciding which ones are worth sharing with (or re-gifting to) your friends and family. And you’ll be able to do it just in time for the “Airing of Grievances,” which takes place immediately after the Festivus dinner has been served.
#1 Festivus for the Rest of Us
TBS shared this Vine celebrating the birth of the holiday:
#2 Hanukkah, oh Hanukkah
The View shared this Vine of Rosie O’Donnell singing the fire line of this song:
#3 Loud Sweater
Old Navy gave nod to Sergio Flores in this Vine:
#5 Gary Busey is Very Excited
Amazon shared this Vine of Gary Busey being very excited about what’s in his hands.
#6 Gift Shopping?
MasterCardEU shared this thoughtful gift idea on Vine:
#7 Playing in the Snow
Snoopygrams shared this classic holiday video on Instagram:
#8 National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day!
USA Today reminded us that we’ve forgotten to celebrate one of the holidays this year:
#9 Hey Minions Fans
AMC Theatres shared this Facebook video featuring the Minions:
#10 Christmas Jumpers
Sainsbury’s shared this Dad dance crew’s amazing dubstep routine in their Christmas jumpers (“jumpers” in British English means “sweaters” in American English):
#11 Ultimate Christmas Banquet
Marks and Spencer introduced the ultimate Christmas banquet in this Facebook video:
#12 Tesco Light Show
Tesco also shared their ever so sparkling Christmas TV ad on Facebook:
Merry Christmahanakwanzika and happy Boxing Day from all of us at ReelSEO. And try not to hurt yourself during the Festivus Feats of Strength.