British warship's Christmas video a smash hit

8th December 2011, Comments 0 comments

The crew of a British warship have created a viral smash hit by miming to the words of Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You".

The four-minute video shows servicemen and women on HMS Ocean acting and dancing along to the 1994 song on the helicopter carrier's flight deck and below decks.

At the end of the clip, the crew lie on the deck to spell out the words "Merry Xmas from HMS Ocean".

The clip, which has been viewed by tens of thousands of people since it was posted on YouTube last week, has even been seen by the American singer, who sent her thanks to the crew in a Twitter message.

"This is the best thing I've ever seen, you guys just made my day! Happy Happy Christmas!!!," she wrote.

HMS Ocean served as the launch pad for Apache attack helicopters during the military campaign in support of Libyan rebels fighting Moamer Kadhafi's forces in Libya.

The video was intended as a festive message to the crew's friends and family.

The ship is due to return home to Plymouth on Friday, well in time for Christmas. It left Plymouth in April for a seven-week training exercise but was then diverted to the waters off Libya to support the UN air mission.

© 2011 AFP

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