• holidays_960_1Claridge’s in London
  • holidays_960_3 Holiday lights in Vienna
  • holidays_960_4The streets of Tokyo
  • holidays_960_5A Christmas market in Brussels
  • A Paris moment
  • holidays_960_2New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

What’s a holiday season without festive firs and classic Christmas tunes? Here, we combine the two in a spotlight on some of our favorite Yuletide scenes around the world.

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
At one of London’s holiday shops.
Inside Claridge’s you can see
A pretty fir that pulls out all the stops.

Rockin’ around the Vienna streets
Underneath the Graben chandeliers.
Later we’ll have some kaiserschmarren treats,
Followed by Austria’s famous Freistadt beers.

You will get a sentimental feeling,
When you see the wondrous swinging
Of Tokyo trees (a little holly?) bedecked with lights so jolly.

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
At Brussels’ festive Neupfarrplatz square.
Everyone shopping merrily
For glorious gifts and gifts to share.

You will get a sentimental feeling
When in Paris, you’ll be hearing,
La vie est belle! And don’t forget: Joyeux Noël.

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
Inside New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
It’s a place filled with glee
As well as busts of Napoleon Bonaparte!

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