From Bali to London, people around the world are revving up for the most magical time of the year – Christmas! To get you all in the festive spirit, we’ve collected our very favorite Christmas videos, memes and clips from around the world. Don your finest party attire and prepare yourself for some seasonal magic, to kick start your Christmas 2018!

Festive cheer from our favourite Instagram influencers

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“It’s important to remember that we all have magic inside us” -JK Rowling ✨⚡️💫 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I’ve never been shy about my love for Harry Potter, so you can imagine my excitement yesterday at @UniStudios #WizardingWorldHollywood! I’ve always had my nose in books. Before I physically traveled, reading was my way to discover the world. I also grew up with HP, so getting to see my childhood imagination in the physical world was such an amazing experience! I got to wander Hogsmeade Village with my family and even had my parents excitedly practicing magic spells with a wand. At lunch at the Three Broomsticks, my 3 year old niece (who’s still a bit too young for the HP series), looked up at me with wide eyes and exclaimed, “CAN YOU HEAR THE MAGIC?” *I had to choke back tears* While I know not everyone jumps at the chance to throw on a cape and pretend they’re a wizard, I will say that my imagination has brought me not only joy, but strength and success. It helps me tap into the realm of “anything is possible.” We all know the expression “don’t grow up,” which is I think a bit unrealistic. Life comes with responsibility, obligations and countless hurdles. So instead, I hope you never grow out of your imagination <3 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #UniversalStudiosHollywood #HarryPotter #WWoHP #Hufflepuff

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What could be more magical than celebrating Christmas 2018 in a new clime? We’ve stalked our favourite Instagram influencers to find out how they’re spending the festive period. We think The Blonde Abroad has been reading our guide to the world’s most unusual Christmas travel experiences, since she took our advice and tried some Harry Potter magic to get her into the Christmas spirit!

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I’m a Christmas freak, I just love the time before Christmas, I love to bake cookies, decorate the house, listen to Christmas songs and enjoy the time with my loved ones. I was dying to go to London during the most wonderful time of the year and to see all the beautiful Christmas decorations ✨ Don’t get me wrong, I love Vienna in December, when all the Christmas markets are open and the city centre is wearing its festive sparkling outfit. But Londoners know how to decorate 😍 Every Shop, every restaurant, every building is so beautifully decorated, the whole city is one sparkling Christmas present 🎁😍 So the Christmas decoration award goes to🥁London! Have you been there before or during Christmas? . . . . #topolindratravels #iamtb #oxfordstreet #wearetravelgirls #sheisnotlost #letsgoeverywhere #girlsdreamtravel #traveltagged #christmaslights #sidewalkerdaily #dametraveler #darlingescapes #femmetravel #thetravelwomen #speechlessplaces #ladiesgoneglobal #visitlondon #londoners #thisislondon #prettylittlelondon #toplondonphoto #londondiaries #itsbeginningtolookalotlikechristmas #londoncity #sheadventures #allaboutadventures #girlswhotravel

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Topolindra of Away We Go has been soaking up the magic of Oxford Street, London, as she stays in Europe for a winter to remember!

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Is has been 87 days since we started our adventure and we have 3 days left until our traveling in 2018 comes to an end.⏰ When we set off, we only had plans to travel Thailand and Bali. However, in Phuket airport, we were told that we were not allowed to board our flight to Bali unless we had a flight to leave Bali as well…✈️ So we had two choices… . 1. Book a flight home.🏘 2. Book a flight to a random country and see what happened!🌎 . Evidently we chose the latter and booked a flight to Sri Lanka and we are so happy that we did!! . Unawatuna was one of the most unique, beautiful places we have visited on our travels & we have a random airport booking for that!😂 . Where is your favourite place in the world?🌎 . To follow us on our adventure follow 👇@followintheirfootsteps🌎⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @followintheirfootsteps🌍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @followintheirfootsteps🌍 ⠀⠀ ….⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #traveling #travelers #travelcouple #travelblogs #travelblogging #exploring #srilanka #unawatuna #palmtree #exploresrilanka #traveltheworld #travelbug #travelinglife #travellust #passionpassport #instapassport #lovethebeach #explorepage #srilankabeach #happiness #globetrotting #travelstoke #globecouples #followme #creativetravelcouples #wanderlusters #exploringtheglobe #almostsunset #backpacking #explorers

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We’re so jealous that Follow in Their Footsteps are spending December in Unawatuna! They’ve obviously been reading our guide to why you should spend the festive season in Sri Lanka! If you’re doing the same, take a look at our amazing private villas located across the country – you’ll find the perfect place to stay for a truly memorable Christmas 2018!

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{ENG} There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, ‘Yes, I’ve got dreams, of course I’ve got dreams.’ Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they’re still there. ::::: Please don‘t put your dream in such a box. Take your dreams and start to live your dreams 💫 Dreams are to realize – not to keep ☝🏼😇 ::::: Transparency: Sunglasses and watch (swipe left) from @mvmt | *Ad ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ {DEU} Es gibt Leute, die ihre Träume in eine kleine Kiste stecken und sagen: "Ja, ich habe Träume, natürlich habe ich Träume." Dann verstauen sie diese Kiste irgendwo, holen sie ab und zu heraus, und ja, die Träume sind immer noch da… ::::: Bitte lege deine Träume nicht in eine solche Kiste, sondern fang an deine Träume zu leben 💫 Träume sind zum Verwirklichen da – nicht zum Aufbewahren ☝🏼😇 ::::: Transparenz: Sonnenbrillen und Uhr (Swipe nach links) von @mvmt | *Anzeige ::::: Folge uns unauffällig 🌍👫❣️ ::::: #ourtravelness #jointhemvmt #NewYorkCity

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Ourtravelness are celebrating Christmas 2018 in one of the most festive cities in the world – New York!

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🇬🇧 “Your arms feel more like home than any house ever did” 💚 – We had a lovely time relaxing in a private cabana surrounded by the luxurious and tropical garden of @theseminyakbeachresort . Swipe left to see how our lunch with ocean view was looking like @sanjeatseminyak .. .. 🇫🇷‭ « Dans tes bras je me sens plus chez moi que dans n’importe quelle maison.. »💚‬ ‭-‬ ‭Nous avons passé un agréable moment et nous nous sommes bien relaxés dans notre cabana au milieu du tropical et luxuriant jardin de l’hotel @theseminyakbeachresort. Faites défiler vers la gauche pour avoir un aperçu de notre déjeuner avec vue sur l’océan @sanjeatseminyak . . . . . #bali #balilife #tropicalvibes #folkindonesia #indtravel #travellife #welivetotravel #welivetoexplore #dreamy #passportcollective #wandergram #travelingcouple #travelcommunity #travelcouple #beautifuldestinations #exploreindonesia #wonderfulindonesia #baligasm #baliisland #balitravel #baliindonesia #beachislife #creativetravelcouples #islandlife #islandvibes #islandstyle #beachvibes #hotels #resortlife

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It might not seem like a traditional way to spend December, but Cynthia and Steve of thehoneydreamers are making the most of their Christmas by enjoying the sun, sea and sunsets of beautiful Bali. We wish we could snap our fingers are join them!

If you’re spending Christmas in Bali, then you’ll need somewhere amazing to stay. Check out our luxury, hand selected villas and apartments, found dotted across the island.

Our favourite Christmas adverts from around the world


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Christmas adverts always get us in the mood for the festive period, and so this year we’re sharing with you our favorite commercials from the past few years. This sweet Heathrow ad is all about the importance of family after a long adventure – something we know all about!


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We loved this feline-themed Christmas advert from 2017! If you’ve ever owned a cat, you’ll know exactly what this commercial is getting at.


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Our favourite British advert from 2016, Kevin the Carrot is the sweetest Christmas character and his seasonal journey is one we can all relate to!


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This advert is all about the festive cheer of the world’s best airport, Changi in Singapore. The airport has gone all out for the Christmas 2018 season, with a huge Wizarding World, taking over all three of its terminals!

The best Christmas memes on the internet

Christmas is a time for family and happiness, but sometimes it can be tiring. These Christmas memes make light of a magical but exhausting time of year! The above meme is something we know all about. How can we afford Christmas gift when we’ve just booked our next adventure to Southeast Asia? #treatyoself

If you’re not sure who the friend is that is obsessed with Christmas, then it’s probably you!

We love anything Harry Potter, and this festive meme makes us want to snuggle up and watch the movie box set! You can find fab Harry Potter activities for the winter period in our guide to the world’s most unusual Christmas experiences.

Are you counting down the days until the Christmas break can finally start? So are we!

The greatest Christmas songs of all time


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Christmas songs follow us around each December and every year the old classic emerge to warm our hearts! This classic 80’s tune is the centre of an annual festive game entitled “Whamageddon”, in which people attempt to get through the Christmas season without hearing Wham!’s popular festive hit.


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Often considered the greatest Christmas song of all time, All I Want For Christmas is an all-time favorite the world over!


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The magical voice of Frank Sinatra really puts the spirit in Christmas, don’t you think?


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Movie fans will recognize this magical Christmas number from Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, one of our all-time favourite Christmas films!

Festive landscapes around the world

From France to Seoul, the world is alight with dazzling lights, beautiful trees and perfect decorations, putting us well and truly in the Christmas mood! This huge golden bear in Limoges, France, makes us all warm and fuzzy inside – we’d like to give this Christmas bear a big festive hug, wouldn’t you?

Over in Seoul and the decorative lights around iconic Cheonggyecheon stream have transformed the South Korean capital into a winter wonderland. We wonder how many toy soldiers line this glittering tree…

New York’s Rockefeller Centre looks incredible this time of year, with its annual tree and ice rink putting us well and truly in the Christmas spirit!

How amazing does Vienna look at Christmas time? We want to grab a warm mug of Glühwein and hit the city’s festive markets!

We’d love to be transported to Kew Gardens in London, to explore its annual light festival, Christmas at Kew. This tunnel features hundred of lights, reflected in the park’s magnificent lakes. If that isn’t enough to put you in the Christmas spirit, we’re not sure what is!

If you’re still looking for more festive inspiration, take a look at our guide to celebrating Christmas, Asian style!

 

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