Santa Ditches the Sleigh and Flies Coach in Expedia's Heartwarming Christmas Ad

Donating reward points to St. Jude


The sleigh is overrated.

Santa Claus ditches it entirely in Expedia's touching Christmas campaign from 180LA, choosing instead to fly coach around the world and ending up at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., where he delivers presents to some very special kids.

As seen in the video below, Santa traveled 19,602 miles over seven days (49.7 hours of flight time), going from the North Pole via Anchorage, Alaska, through Honolulu, Tokyo, Dubai, Paris, Dublin, New York and finally to Memphis, where he hands out gifts—and also donates all the points he earned on flights to St.

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