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This holiday season, we gather. The lights are low, the fireplace is lit. Regional expertise is shared, and there’s laughter in the air as visions of successful global healthcare communications dance in our heads.

As we close out another great year, we invite you to get cosy with some of GLOBALHealthPR’s favourite holiday movies from around the world!

Argentina, Paradigma – Todo el Año es Navidad

Every year, we watch the classic Argentine holiday movie Todo el Año es Navidad, or Christmas is the Whole Year Round, a black and white film that premiered in 1960. In the movie, Santa Claus disguises himself among the citizens of Buenos Aires to help teach them about the marvels of Christmas. In our opinion, Todo el Año es Navidad is the best example of a traditional Argentine Christmas movie and a must-see during the holiday season!

Australia, VIVA! Communications – How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Many associate the holiday season with cold winters and snow, but here in Australia the holidays bring us warmer temperatures and we often spend time at the beach instead of huddled under blankets inside! To get in the holiday spirit, we like to watch classic cold winter movies while cooling off indoors—our favourite is the widely beloved How the Grinch Stole Christmas, which plays right into our sense of humour.

Brazil, Tino Comunicação – Love Actually

While we may not have traditional Brazilian holiday movies, we still love to start the season by watching one of our favourite films, Love Actually! We especially enjoy how love and the holiday spirit bring people together from different backgrounds.

Canada, energiPR – Elf

For us in Canada, Elf is the winner! There’s nothing funnier—or more Canadian—than Will Ferrell eating spaghetti with a boatload of maple syrup on top! We love how silly and heart-warming this holiday classic is.

Chile, Strategika – Un Cuento de Navidad

In Chile, one of the most popular films to watch during the holiday season is Un Cuento de Navidad, or as it’s more commonly known outside of Spanish-speaking countries, A Christmas Carol! This timeless classic gets us into the holiday spirit while reminding us of the importance of treasuring the lives of those around us and how we impact them.

Germany, fischerAppelt – Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel

While Germany may not have a traditional German holiday film, we have a tradition of watching the Czech film Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel from 1973. Based on the German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm called Aschenputtel, or Cinderella, the movie has become so popular to watch during the holidays that newspapers and social media sites publish lists about when and where to view the film. We’ve even seen playful competitions between friends and families about who has seen the film the most recently and most often!

Hong Kong, Madison Communications – All’s Well, Ends Well

Here in Hong Kong, when it’s time to celebrate the Chinese New Year, we enjoy watching Stephen Chow’s All’s Well, Ends Well, which we consider one of the few classic movies that involves gambling, Kungfu and family—we love to watch it again and again every year with family and friends!

Nordics (Denmark, Sweden, Norway), Effector Communications – Far til fire i byen

A classic Danish holiday movie we make sure to watch with our loved ones is a film called Far til fire i byen, or Father of Four Going to Town. We especially enjoy singing a song from the movie called “Til julebal i Nisseland,” which is about the wonders and joy of celebrating Christmas!

India, MediaMedic Communications – Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

In India, while we do not have any specific movies we watch to celebrate the holidays and festivals, we do sing songs from other popular movies that depict and describe various festivities. We particularly enjoy the title song of the film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, a film that chronicles the lives and reunion of a family and uses song and dance to celebrate local festivals!

Italy, Connexia – Vacanze di Natale 

We celebrate with a popular Italian Christmas movie called Vacanze di Natale, or The Christmas Holidays, in Italy! This movie is special because it marked the first in a series of holiday comedies released around Christmas; it has become a tradition to watch each new film and see the different locations each takes place in!

Mexico, PRP – The Holiday

One of our traditions both in the office and in Mexico is to watch the 2006 romantic comedy The Holiday. While it may be a US-made movie, here in Mexico we love the film’s perfect mix of comedy and holiday spirit!

Poland, Alfa Communications – Listy do M.

In Poland, we enjoy what some have called the Polish Love Actually film, Listy do M., or Letters to Santa. Like the UK blockbuster, Listy do M. is a romantic comedy that follows various inter-connected stories of love and family on Christmas Eve in Warsaw. You can find us watching this fan-favourite holiday movie with our loved ones during every holiday season!

Portugal, Guess What PR – The Sound of Music

It wouldn’t be the holiday season without watching the classic film, The Sound of Music, in Portugal. To us, this movie represents the power of family and love that helps us conquer different challenges in our lives, which is what the holidays are all about!

Romania, MedicalPR – Home Alone

In Romania, most of us would agree that Home Alone is our favourite holiday movie! We love to watch this comedic film with our children, who we look forward to spending the holidays with the most!

Singapore, Spurwing – Home Alone

There may not be many Singapore-produced holiday movies, but that doesn’t stop us from getting in the spirit! Most Singaporean families watch the universally loved movie Home Alone with their children sharing the holiday joy!

Spain, Berbés – La Gran Familia

We enjoy watching La Gran Familia, or The Big Family, during the holiday season in Spain. It’s a very classic and traditional movie originally released in the 1960s that we continue to gather our families in front of the TV to watch—from the youngest to the oldest family members, everyone can enjoy this film’s depiction of a typical Spanish family during Christmastime!

South Africa, F/NE Group – How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Here in South Africa we love to watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas during the holiday season. This well-known film is a family favourite because it is a funny and quirky reminder that the holidays are about more than just gifts and trees—it is about love.

United Kingdom, Aurora – Love Actually

It simply wouldn’t be Christmas in the UK without watching the hit blockbuster Love Actually. What makes this movie so special is that it delves into different aspects of love through ten separate stories involving a wide variety of individuals in the lead up to Christmas. The stories are revealed to be interlinked as the film progresses—it’s truly a viewing necessity to get us in the holiday spirit!

United States, Spectrum Science – Miracle on 34th Street

When it comes to the holiday season, Miracle on 34th Street immediately comes to mind here in the US. This heart-warming redemption story exemplifies the power of spending the holidays with the ones you love and the belief that everything will work out the way it’s meant to. Miracle on 34th Street has been solidified as a traditional American holiday movie since its release in 1947 and continues to air on television multiple times throughout the season, so you can find us in front of the TV surrounded by our loved ones watching this classic!


Whether you’re celebrating at the beach or by the fireplace, we hope that you get in the spirit by watching one of our favourite holiday movies with your loved ones! Happy Holidays, from your friends at GLOBALHealthPR!

Traditionally, GLOBALHealthPR shares some of our favorite holiday traditions from our partners around the world. This year, we decided to share a holiday card…..about holiday cards. Each card below carries with it a taste of the culture from our partner agencies around the world, and greeting for a joyous and prosperous new year.

From all of us at GLOBALHealthPR, we wish you happy holidays, and a New Year filled with good health, peace, love, and joy – The GHPR Team

Argentina – Paradigma PEL

¡Feliz Navidad y próspero año nuevo! (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!)

We hope for 2018 to be a year of leaving aside selfishness and accepting other views – and together we can achieve a better world!






Australia – VIVA! Communications

Season’s Greetings!

After our most successful year to date in 2017, VIVA! Communications can’t wait to kick off some more exciting projects in 2018 with a wide variety of health + wellness clients across Australia and beyond. We’re also looking forward to working even more closely with our GHPR partners around the world.




Brazil – Tino Comunicação

Boas Festas! Feliz Natal! (Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!)

Another year comes with a lot of new opportunities and challenges! Let this New Year become the most successful year of our lives.  May 2018 be full of health, joy and peace! Thanks for the partnership! Happy New Year!





Canada – Energi PR

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you the best of the holiday season and a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!






France – MHC

Bonne Année 2018! (Happy New Year!)

Let us create a year of peace and health – the rest isn’t that important, is it?







Germany – fischerAppelt

Frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr! (Merry Christmas and slide well into the New Year! In Germany we call it sliding into the New Year and therefore include it in the greeting phrase. It basically means Happy New Year.)

A new year is also a new beginning. We hope yours is filled with good health, joy and happiness!



Hong Kong – Madison Communications

Happy Holidays!

May this Christmas and the present year end on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright new year.  Here’s wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!




India – MediaMedic Communications

नए साल की शुभकामनाएं ! or नूतन वर्षाच्या शुभेच्छा ! (Happy New Year!)

The beginning of every year takes you closer to your objective and dreams. We hope this New Year gets you there and your dream finally turns into reality. Listen to your inner voice and keep the faith as you walk the road to progress.






Mexico – PRP

Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo (Merry Christmas and happy New Year!)

Each December is a great opportunity to take a look back into the year and celebrate every achievement, as well as to set new goals to make our world a healthier, happier and better place. Let´s all work together, heart by heart to make this 2018 bright and joyful.





Poland – Alfa Communications

Wesołych Świąt i szczęśliwego Nowego Roku! (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year)

2017 was one helluva year for Alfa. Our staff kept having babies. Our other projects were also tougher than usual and the Polish political environment put added pressure on the PR market.  For 2018 we still wish for interesting times and challenging projects, but also a bit more rest – pretty please.




Portugal – Guess What Communications

Festas felizes para todos e que 2018 seja um ano repleto de boas notícias e muitos sucessos. E não percam a coolness!   (Merry Christmas to all and we hope that 2018 brings good news and a lot of successes. And don´t lose the coolness!)

In 2018, we’re looking forward to celebrating Guess What’s Ten Year Anniversary! And the FIFA World Cup!


Singapore – GHPR APAC Hub

Happy Holidays!

Fa lah lah lah lah, lah lah lah lah! May the spirit of Christmas be with you throughout the New Year! Thank you for your continued support and partnership. Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday season, lah!





Spain – Berbes Asociados

Feliz Navidad y próspero año Nuevo!  (Merry Christmas and happy New Year)

2018 sounds like a really good number. We are looking forward to seeing and feeling an exceptional year, full of joy, happiness, new ideas, good surprises, positivity, enthusiasm and of course surrounded by health and communication. We hope to be able to leave a mark on our work with all of these characteristics along with the GHPR team.




United Kingdom – Aurora Communications

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We look forward to a 2018 of launching new initiatives and building capabilities to deliver quantified outcomes that show the difference we make to patients’ lives.






United States – Spectrum

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you peace, joy, prosperity and a happy new year!