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5 holiday videos that won the web and hearts

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Calgary-based airline WestJet orchestrated a holiday surprise for travellers. (WestJet/YouTube)

From a "Christmas miracle" put on by a Calgary-based airline to a kindergarten student who signed her holiday concert for her deaf parents, here are five cheery holiday videos that gave viewers the warm fuzzies and took the web by storm. 

'Elf' gets an 8-bit makeover

Elf got made over retro-gaming style by CineFix, which has converted several flicks into 8-bit versions. The clip retells the now decade-old -- yes, really -- Christmas comedy in 8-bit style and even includes some of the film's most notable lines: "You sit on a throne of lies!" 

A Quebec teenager -- known as the "Voice of Elvis" -- has garnered worldwide attention after his performance of the King's Blue Christmas on a radio station. Sixteen-year-old David Thibault amazed the hosts of CKOI in Quebec with his rendition of the classic while strumming a guitar.

A junior hockey team in Manitoba took to the ice for a different reason -- some fancy footwork and even ice angels as they performed a classic Christmas song. The Oil Capitals, from the western Manitoba town of Virden, posted a cheer-filled video featuring Andy Williams's classic Christmas song It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

WestJet orchestrated an elaborate holiday surprise for some 250 travellers on Calgary-bound flights. A virtual Santa asked passengers what they wanted for Christmas as they scanned their boarding passes at a kiosk in Toronto and Hamilton. Passengers were then surprised with gifts -- from underwear and socks to a big-screen TV -- that they had asked for before boarding their flight.

Girl signs kindergarten concert for deaf parents 

A five-year-old Florida girl melted hearts everywhere after she signed her kindergarten Christmas concert so her deaf parents could follow along. Claire is seen singing and signing to match the lyrics of Christmas carols. Her mother, Lori, posted the video to YouTube after reading about a sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial accused of faking sign interpretation.

Which videos are your favourites? 

Tags: Christmas, Holiday, Video, Viral, YouTube

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