The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears

Published December 8th, 2021 - 11:38 GMT

Despite the fact that the new Covid-19 variant is spreading to almost 50 countries across the world, people are still hoping to enjoy the holiday season. 

Christmas decorations are already filling streets worldwide. Trees, balls, lights and Santa Clauses are spreading joy despite the new variant's fears.

The White House this year was decorated looking like a small forest’s with plenty of Christmas trees (there are 41 in all) beside 10,000 ornaments, 300 candles, 78,000 holiday lights, and 6,000 feet of ribbon.

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. 

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The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears

People gather by the giant hollow Christmas tree set up in Iraq's predominantly Christian town of Qaraqosh (Baghdeda), in Nineveh province, some 30 kilometres from Mosul, on December 7, 2021. (Photo by Zaid AL-OBEIDI / AFP)

The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears

A diver dressed as Santa Claus waves from inside a tank full of sharks and rays at the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World aquarium in Bangkok on December 8, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears

A man walks past a shop selling Christmas decorations at a market in Taipei on December 8, 2021. (Photo by Sam Yeh / AFP)

The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears

Christmas decorations which read as "Merry Christmas" are displayed at the Christmas market in Colmar, eastern France, on December 7, 2021. (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP)

The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears

People gather by a giant Christmas Tree on Piazza del Duomo in Milan on December 6, 2021. People in Italy unvaccinated against Covid-19 can no longer go to the theatre, cinemas, live music venues or major sporting events under new rules that came into force on December 6, 2021. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP)

The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears

People visit the area along the Medellin river after it was decorated for the Christmas season, in Medellin, Colombia on December 6, 2021. (Photo by JOAQUIN SARMIENTO / AFP)

The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears

Fireworks light up the sky to celebrate the lighting of the Christmas tree on December 6, 2021 in the centre of the West Bank city of Ramallah. (Photo by ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)

The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears

A Palestinian artisan uses a carving tool at his workshop where he makes statues and objects from olive wood on December 3, 2021 as the West Bank biblical town of Bethlehem prepares for Christmas season. (Photo by HAZEM BADER / AFP)

The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears

Holiday decorations are seen at the White House prior to the lighting of the national Christmas tree on the Ellipse December 2, 2021 in Washington, DC. A new white fir tree was planted this year on the Ellipse for the ceremony that dates back to December 1923 when President Calvin Coolidge started the tradition. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears

A man rides a mono wheel through the Christmas decorations in front of Christ the Saviour cathedral, the main Russian Orthodox church, in Moscow on December 2, 2021. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP)

The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears

People take pictures of Christmas decorations at the departure hall at Changi International Airport in Singapore on December 2, 2021. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP)

The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears

A view of Rockefeller Center during the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 01, 2021 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images/AFP

The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
People gather by the giant hollow Christmas tree set up in Iraq's predominantly Christian town of Qaraqosh (Baghdeda), in Nineveh province, some 30 kilometres from Mosul, on December 7, 2021. (Photo by Zaid AL-OBEIDI / AFP)
The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
A diver dressed as Santa Claus waves from inside a tank full of sharks and rays at the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World aquarium in Bangkok on December 8, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)
The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
A man walks past a shop selling Christmas decorations at a market in Taipei on December 8, 2021. (Photo by Sam Yeh / AFP)
The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
Christmas decorations which read as "Merry Christmas" are displayed at the Christmas market in Colmar, eastern France, on December 7, 2021. (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP)
The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
People gather by a giant Christmas Tree on Piazza del Duomo in Milan on December 6, 2021. People in Italy unvaccinated against Covid-19 can no longer go to the theatre, cinemas, live music venues or major sporting events under new rules that came into force on December 6, 2021. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP)
The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
People visit the area along the Medellin river after it was decorated for the Christmas season, in Medellin, Colombia on December 6, 2021. (Photo by JOAQUIN SARMIENTO / AFP)
The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
Fireworks light up the sky to celebrate the lighting of the Christmas tree on December 6, 2021 in the centre of the West Bank city of Ramallah. (Photo by ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
A Palestinian artisan uses a carving tool at his workshop where he makes statues and objects from olive wood on December 3, 2021 as the West Bank biblical town of Bethlehem prepares for Christmas season. (Photo by HAZEM BADER / AFP)
The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
Holiday decorations are seen at the White House prior to the lighting of the national Christmas tree on the Ellipse December 2, 2021 in Washington, DC. A new white fir tree was planted this year on the Ellipse for the ceremony that dates back to December 1923 when President Calvin Coolidge started the tradition. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP
The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
A man rides a mono wheel through the Christmas decorations in front of Christ the Saviour cathedral, the main Russian Orthodox church, in Moscow on December 2, 2021. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP)
The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
People take pictures of Christmas decorations at the departure hall at Changi International Airport in Singapore on December 2, 2021. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP)
The World Wears Christmas Spirit Despite Omicron Fears
A view of Rockefeller Center during the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 01, 2021 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images/AFP