Posted on: Dec 25, 2012
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Happy Holidays to One and All


A few holiday greetings from some of the world's most popular automakers. It's up to you to decide if they're funny or not.
Every year at this time, companies big and small across the globe send holiday greetings to their customers in the spirit of the season. Sometimes these greetings are downright hilarious, other times they're barely watchable. Nevertheless, we've put together a small sampling of just some of the holiday greetings automakers have sent out this year. Some are clearly better than others, but remember, it's the thought that counts. On behalf of everyone here at CarBuzz, Happy Holidays to all of our readers.
We never realized that Santa was a drinker. Even though he's got a lot of work to do on Christmas Eve, one milkshake is never enough. That's especially true if he's driving a Lamborghini Aventador instead of his traditional reindeer and sleigh.


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Lexus has embodied its holiday greetings in the form of another fantastical take on Santa's sleigh. Only this time it's a "Lexus Flying Luxury Cruiser"... or LF-LC for short. It features an advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive system with 800 reindeerpower that reportedly creates fewer emissions than even a single reindeer. Other features include an EV mode, an Advanced Pre-Collision System, Lexus Navigation System with e-Destination, Lexus Enform with a Pandora Playlist and a large red LED on the nose and infrared light for those foggy nights. There's even 24-Hour Roofside Assistance.
Ford has something a little more conventional in mind for Santa: the 30+ MPG Transit Connect Wagon Sleigh. Based on the commodious and utilitarian Transit Connect Wagon and powered by an EcoBoost engine that helps deliver more than 30 miles to the gallon, the vehicle is ideal for the big man from up north to haul all of those presents around in. Ford claims it even did winter testing with the concept in the North Pole. We'll take that bit with a Santa Claus-sized grain of salt, but in case they're actually telling the truth, we'd like to stay on the Good list this holiday season.
Mercedes-Benz AMG has undoubtedly produced the best-sounding Christmas video this year. The crew at AMG is seen here seemingly testing the SLS AMG GT3 racecar around the track. However, the reality of the mission is not quite what you'd expect. Who doesn't love Christmas cookies?


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There's nothing like terrifying people when driving a powerful car at the track. That's exactly what BMW did when it had DTM driver Martin Tomczyk get behind the wheel of an M135i with four members of the Zurich Acapella Group as his passengers. The result is a rendition of "Jingle Bells" sung against the backdrop of screams and nausea.


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It seems that General Motors has hired some extra holiday this year. This holiday video card was filmed at Ford's Wayne Assembly plant with a few employees dressed appropriately for the season. Complete with cars being "gift wrapped", the robot-like tone given to the classic "Jingle Bells" is actually somewhat catchy.


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by Jay Traugott
Happy Holidays to One and All
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