Merry Furry Christmas and More Around the Foreign Service: 2017 Round-Up

Posted: 12:54 am ET


US Embassy Oslo, NorwayMerry Furry Christmas: They have traveled the world, said woof and miaow in many a language, but how will they celebrate Christmas in Norway?

US Embassy Sofia, Bulgaria: U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria Eric Rubin wishes all a happy holiday, and U.S. Embassy employees gather together to dance a traditional Bulgarian holiday horo.

US Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde

US Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia: Dubes Donovan dan Ibu beserta seluruh staf Kedubes AS Jakarta mengucapkan Selamat Hari Raya dan Tahun Baru 2018! Apa harapan kamu untuk hubungan AS-Indonesia di tahun mendatang?

US Embassy Warsaw, Poland: Polska Wigilia jest wyjątkowa! Ambasador USA Paul Jones i amerykańscy dyplomaci mieli okazję spróbować polskich dań wigilijnych. Co najbardziej ich zaskoczyło? Które dania najbardziej im smakowały? Jak poradzili sobie z językiem polskim 😂? Zobaczcie sami! Mamy nadzieję, że film Wam się spodoba! Merry Christmas, Wesołych Świąt!

US Embassy Podgorica, Montenegro: Every holiday season brings a number of challenges for everyone 🙂 See how our Embassy family tackled this one! (Spoiler alert: we won 🙂 ) Happy holidays, everyone! ***** Svaka sezona praznika donosi veliki broj izazova za sve 🙂 Pogledajte kako je naša ambasada riješila ovaj (Unaprijed da vam kažemo: pobijedili smo)


US Embassy Manila, Philippines | U.S. Embassy staff try Pinoy holiday food, with Ambassador Sung Kim

US Embassy Prague, Czech RepublicVeselé Vánoce! Happy Holidays!

And here’s a throwback from last year’s British Consulate General New York 2016 video with Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You”. If this were a tv show, the UKinUSA -NY folks have found a formula for their holiday videos!


Best Holiday Hits From the British Consulate General in New York (Videos)

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These are fantastic productions! The videos are not focused on a principal officer or a couple but includes the mission staffers, who all look like they’re having  a great time.  Perhaps more importantly, the videos are used not just to send holiday greetings but also as a reminder of accomplishments throughout the year. In at least three of them, the videos were also use to plug a charity; for instance, in 2012, to support the victims of Superstorm Sandy.  There is purpose beyond just having a video out there, and they’re all creative and inspired!


Published on Dec 21, 2015

The British Consulate General in New York wishes you a very happy holiday season and a GREAT 2016. We hope you enjoy this affectionate tribute to Adele’s “Hello”. The video is dedicated to the memory of our colleague and friend Stephanie Ruley. We hope you will consider making a donation to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation at


Published on Dec 19, 2014

The British Consulate in New York wishes you a very happy holiday season and a GREAT 2015. This adaptation of “Christmas Don’t Be Late” celebrates everything we’ve done this year with our wonderful partners and friends.


Published on Dec 17, 2013

The British Consulate General New York remakes the music video for Wham!’s “Last Christmas”. If you enjoyed this video, please consider a donation to the Red Cross.
Watch the original here to compare:…


Published on Dec 7, 2012

If you enjoyed this video, please consider a donation to the American Red Cross to support victims of Superstorm Sandy: