Video Ideas

December Social Holidays to Celebrate with Video

Lucas Killcoyne


With consumers rating video as the #1 most helpful form of content when shopping online, there’s no question that it should play a role in your holiday marketing campaign this December.

2021-Dec-Calendar Blog

December Social Holidays

In this post, you’ll find a list of the social holidays that your business should be aware of this month. Keep reading for ideas to keep your content fresh throughout the holiday homestretch.

  • Universal Human Rights Month
  • World AIDS Day
  • International Day for Abolition of Slavery
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • International Volunteer Day
  • National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
  • Genocide Prevention Day
  • Human Rights Day
  • National Free Shipping Day
  • National Ugly Sweater Day
  • International Human Solidarity Day
  • Winter Solstice
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day (UK)
  • Kwanza begins
  • National Thank You Note Day
  • New Year’s Eve

December Video Ideas & Examples

The more you market your business during late November and throughout December, the better. Make the most of your social presence by starting with these video ideas.

Gift Guide

Everyone has shopping to do during the holidays, and most of us need ideas to help get it done. Meet that need by creating a video gift guide for your customers. It’s a win-win! You make holiday sales, and your customers cross a name or two off their lists.

Our Product Catalog template is designed for just this kind of video. Check out this example, then customize the template below.

Event Invitation

If your business is hosting an event between now and the end of the year, use video to spread the word on social, through email, and on your website. If you’ve hosted a similar event in the past, dig through the archives for footage and images from previous events that you can use to spruce up your invitation.

Our Holiday Event Invitation template will immerse your invitees in the event and features a clear call to action to purchase tickets or RSVP.

Festive Fun Facts

Keep the conversation going with holiday-inspired fun facts. Share local seasonal trivia, top tidbits from your industry, or obscure holiday topics that will leave your audience chuckling and sharing with their friends and families.

Our Fun Festive Facts template, featuring facts about the most divisive of all holiday treats–the fruit cake–is a great example of sharing interesting and entertaining facts that will surely generate conversations.

Holiday Greeting

Put the cherry on top of your holiday marketing with a video card wishing your customers well. The time for the hard sell will probably have passed by this point, but for last minute shoppers, your video could be a stroke of inspiration to visit your website. For everyone else, it’s a reminder that you’re a member of their community, celebrating alongside them.

Share the holiday cheer with our Holiday Greeting template.

Holiday Stop Motion

Interested in sharing a holiday greeting that deviates from the norm? Capture the attention of social followers and customers with a seasonal stop motion video.

Our Simple Holiday Stop Motion template features a fun, simple, stop motion technique that only requires one image to achieve.

Seasonal Customer Thank You

Extending a ‘thank you’ is another simple but meaningful way to connect with your customers around the holidays.

Our Customer Thank You Card template makes it easy. Use photos of your team, community, or even festive stock images and clips to make it your own, and show your appreciation for the people who support your business.

Year-End Recap

Before you close the book on 2021, take a look back at your year and share your wins with your social audience.

Consider it an opportunity to celebrate your team and your accomplishments, as well as a time to shine a light on developments of particular interest to your customers.

The Our Company’s Year template features a monthly structure that makes it super straightforward to slot in your own achievements.

Ready to get started?

Now’s the time to create the videos you’ll use throughout the rest of the year. We hope you found these ideas helpful, and that you’ll put our holiday templates to work for your business.

For more video inspiration, as well as feedback on your work from fellow video creators, join our private Facebook group, the Animoto Social Video Marketing Community.

Here’s wishing you a fruitful holiday season!