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Utah family dances hearts out in 6th annual viral Christmas video

By Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted Nov 30th, 2017 @ 5:45pm



HIGHLAND — If you're looking for something to help get you excited for the holiday season, the Orgill family is here for you, once again.

The Highland family — comprised of eight siblings, two parents, three in-laws, three nieces and three dogs — has been in the habit for the past six years of releasing a Christmas dance video just in time for the start of the Christmas season. They released this year's video on Sunday, and it's just as peppy, fun and Christmassy as ever.

The Orgill family started their Christmas dance tradition back in 2012, and according to Ammon Orgill, it was just a natural way of spending a bit of time together.

"Our family has actually loved making videos together since we were very young," Orgill told in 2015. "Each year has gotten a bit more elaborate, involving more planning than the year before. And more family members have been involved each year after seeing how much fun we had the previous year."

This year's video is set to Ariana Grande's "Santa Tell Me," and includes festive Christmas sweaters and choreography for every skill level — something pretty necessary when people of all ages are involved. And like usual, the internet is already loving it. The comments are filled with praise and people suggesting to their own family members that they create something like this too.

The Orgill's past Christmas videos have racked up several million views, and this year's video is well on its way to the same viral milestones. Between Facebook and YouTube, it currently has more than 300,000 views and that number is quickly growing, thanks to the family's infectious dance moves and loving attitudes.

"The really great thing about our family — and that our parents really need to be given credit for — is that we know how to put these differences aside and just love each other," Orgill said in 2015. "We would all do anything for each other, and I think that love and togetherness really shows in our video. In fact, our parents have a quote hanging on their wall that really describes our family well: 'We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.'"

That's a bit of Christmas spirit I think we can all get behind.

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