Commuters at this train station might have expected to see a sleigh and reindeer parked outside after a jolly telephone call urges them to deliver Christmas presents to complete strangers.
“The Christmas Gift Experiment” starts with a phone call from Santa — ringing from an over-sized gift box placed in the middle of the Birmingham New Street station in the UK.
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Passersby who answer the ringing phone hear Saint Nick start a real conversation with them. After a Christmas present drops from a chute, they are delighted at the prospect of getting a gift–but then told to deliver it to someone in the crowd.
The twist on giving was devised by a television channel, called Christmas 24, that is broadcasting nothing but Christmas movies.
A simple conclusion was proven by this cheerful experiment: giving a gift to a stranger will generate a lot of fun, and epitomizes the holiday spirit of giving.
(WATCH the video from Christmas 24) — Photo: Christmas 24 video