German Cashiers Spread Christmas Cheer By Using Registers To Play ‘Jingle Bells’ For Customers

Trips to the grocery store probably don’t top your list of ways to get in the Christmas spirit. In fact, from shopping for gifts to shopping for ingredients for holiday meals and treats, hitting the crowded stores—likely braving cold and snow in the process—is probably one of the least enjoyable parts of the festive season.

But, there’s a video online that proves that with the right people, even supermarkets can be a place for holiday cheer.

As you can see in the video, courtesy of Rumble, cashiers at an EDEKA Supermarket in Germany in 2014 surprised their customers by playing a classic holiday tune—on their cash registers. They recreated “Jingle Bells” using none other than the sounds of scanning items at their registers to make the music. Thirteen hidden cameras captured the cashier “flash mob” and turned the footage into the store’s annual Christmas commercial.

Once it was clear that this was going to be a full-on concert coming straight from the check-out line, the lights dimmed and everyone welcomed some extra fun while waiting to buy their groceries and head back out into the cold.

People were smiling and laughing, and you can tell that for a brief moment everyone forgets their hurry and stress. All was merry and bright indeed!

It’s definitely the little moments like these that remind us what the holiday season is all about. It’s always uplifting to see people like the store’s employees putting in the extra effort to share a little Christmas magic with the people around them.

This wasn’t the last time EDEKA would make American headlines for warming hearts during the holidays either. Last year their holiday ad about an elderly man who has to fake his death to get his family to come to visit him for Christmas sent people reaching for the tissues.

You can watch the tearjerking video here:

[h/t: Rumble]

12 Tips For Moms When Grocery Shopping With Kids

WhatsUpMoms share some awesome tips and hacks to make your trips to the grocery store a little less stressful and more productive.

  1. Park closest to the shopping cart return, this will make it easier when you’re ready to get out of the parking lot ASAP.
  2. Cover the dirty handle bar with a pool noodle so kids don’t put their mouth on it.
  3. Stick to the perimeter of the store to avoid snacks & sweets.
  4. Most butchers will cut individual portion sizes and wrap them for freezing – simply ask!
  5. When your cart is getting full, tie your purse or re-usable bag to the cart’s handle using a produce bag for instantly more storage space.
  6. Playing with a twisty tie is a great way to keep kids entertained while you’re shopping (caution: don’t give this to toddlers, for they may try to eat it).
  7. Pack a cheerio necklace for your kids to munch on so they don’t have a meltdown when they see their favorite snack in the store.
  8. The fast-checkout lane takes just as long as the regular lane.
  9. Ask your bagger to pack frozen and refrigerated items in the same bags, this makes for easier sorting and putting-away when you get home.
  10. For easier unloading, put your grocery bags in a laundry basket and carry them in all at once.
  11. When loading up the fridge, have a bin dedicated to food that is expiring soon so it is eaten first.
  12. Use binder clips to hang vegetable bags in the freezer – this helps save space & avoid freezer burn.

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