Awww-Inducing Holiday Moment: Senior-Citizen Flash Mob Dances to ‘Last Christmas’

Shoppers at one Target store were treated to what must be one of the most subdued flash-mob performances ever.

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A group of elderly ladies broke out in a supercute dance to Glee’s version of “Last Christmas” in a Target store in Lawrence, Kansas, prompting charmed onlookers to whip out their cameras and start filming.

The routine consisted mostly of hip swaying and arm waving. The lead dancer was a woman who had a large red heart hanging from her neck, and a man wandered into the center of the group to play the role of the one who gave her heart away.

As the song went on, more elderly women trickled in to join the flash mob — having to rely on walkers did not get in the way for at least two of them.

Target’s signature color red does greatly lend to the festive vibe. No word on whether the performance was in response to Todrick Hall’s flash mob that danced to Beyonce at a Target earlier this year:

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59 comments
Endoxa52
Endoxa52

Men have high levels of testosterone and are generally very aggressive, especially teenagers to late twenties, which is the age of most professional athletes.  Women are full of estrogen and tend to be very motherly. Any passive observance would show this. Thus ends today’s common sense lesson.

AdamMaji
AdamMaji

This is an absurdly ignorant and sexist article. 


Almost everyone have to deal with unrequited love at SOME point. Guess what: 99% of them (males and females alike) have NO intention of murdering anyone when that happens. All Mr. Kluger does here is perpetuate the same tired, old moral-panic type of factors (i.e., violent video games, "culture," etc.) that are baseless (tenuous at best) and have been disproven by multiple peer-reviewed studies. Most of us younger people play video games and ALL of us are exposed to the wider culture, and we have no impulse or intention to harm anyone.


Also, I'm getting sick of the whole "Oh, you know, male brains mature so much slower" and "males are trip-wired for aggression." I can't believe it's still acceptable to say this kind of thing in a society that claims to promote gender equality. It's a sexist urban myth that has been scientifically debunked time and time again. Each individual matures at a different rate; everyone is different. 

In fact, this kind of ignorance is on par with the same exact "scientific" claims that were made over a hundred years ago about the brains of African and Jewish people. 


As for the prevalence of whites among spree shooters, that's easy: Whites constitute a majority of the population. It makes sense that therefore a majority of these people are white as well. As for the prevalence of males, I have no idea. But it's nothing intrinsic. Humans are creatures of free will and have the ability to think rationally, whether they choose to or not. And truth be told, it's not all males. Ever heard of Brenda Spencer or Heather Smith?


The fact is: correlation does not imply causation. That is, in fact, a logical fallacy.


The common and decisive thread behind these spree shooters is not a person's skin color or what their genitalia looks like -- it's their mental illness. Nearly every one of these shooters has later been shown to be mentally ill -- the factor that differentiates them from the rest of the population (including, um, MALES) who don't want to harm anyone.

And I don't see what's so hard for people to understand about that. Everyone seems blind to the concept of personal responsibility and the fact that humans are individuals, and are weirdly inclined to blame everybody except the individual who committed the act. 


I'm not saying mentally ill people in general are inclined to violent acts. More often, they are in fact the victims of it. But THESE ones are, and that's what triggered these tragic events. Not a person's skin color, not a person's genitals, not an inanimate object, and not the video games we all play. 



JenniferPierce
JenniferPierce

This articles harps a lot on the differences between men and women.  Its seems to me that men are more likely to commit crimes like these because they are given an excuse, a cop-out ("it's because of testosterone levels", "their brains aren't fully myelinated until their 20's and 30's" and all that other crap).  Maybe if we stop harping on the differences and hold them to the same standards of behavior that women are held to (without the excuses) things will change. 

LovingLife139
LovingLife139

Okay, you lost me at "violent video games." I can no longer take this article seriously. Mentioning "factors of society" that have absolutely nothing factually linking them with the tragedies at hand helps no one and only stalls progress on an issue that needs to be fixed.

ReneDemonteverde
ReneDemonteverde

If you count the women who abort their babies that is not true anymore.

WallyLind
WallyLind

Sexual rejection! The same with this kid, Adam, who shot up the Sandy Hook school, and the theater shooter in Denver. These guys are odd, and they know they have little chance to gain sexual and romanic intimacy, and do the normal things like have a family. It wears on them, and the weak ones snap. I don't mean the dumb ones or the ones who lack talents, but if you look closely, these guys lack character. All this psychobabble is not needed. Boys need sex and a small group of other boys. 

tysonsue
tysonsue

This guy I bet is gay.  His anger isn't about women, per say, but about him.  His lifestyle and his messed up feelings of being male.  I don't believe he's really upset that women didn't like him, or find him attractive; he is mocking them.

gtommila
gtommila

OK, so why do women kill multiple children?

Perfectarc
Perfectarc

Yeah, more guns, that's the answer.

JaneM
JaneM

I would love it if we could all stop the male -v- female debate blaming the other. Both sexes have their share of challenges in this world - always have, always will, that's just life. Regardless of gender, the real question is of our coping mechanisms in life, in particular how much our ego plays a part. 


How much do we allow society, family, peers etc. to shape who we are?  I remember reading a story about two brothers; they both grew up in a difficult childhood with violence and neglect, but one brother decided to break the cycle, take personal responsibility and had a peaceful happy life, and unfortunately the other continued the cycle, blamed everyone and everything for his life and ended up in prison. 


As an adult we have choices as to how we view ourselves and the world. We can choose to live a life of blame; blaming our parents, our friends, our boss, the opposite sex, society etc. and live in the outcome of that, which is usually a pretty sad existence. You end up allowing control to be external and therefore place your happiness in the actions of others or the events or circumstances you find yourself in. Or, we can assume control over our choices and look inward for our happiness, and no matter what happens 'out there', we have a happy place inside. 


I've coached many people from all walks of life (paid and for free); wealthy people who are miserable, wealthy people who are happy; poor people who are miserable, poor people who are happy and everything in between. The difference was not in their financial state or circumstances of upbringing, but in their own attitude towards themselves first and foremost and then toward the world. Those who asked lots of questions about life and searched for their own answers (not what everyone thinks they should be, do, and have) were the happiest. They took accountability, responsibility and ownership of their thoughts, words and actions, NO MATTER WHAT happened to them. 


You can chuck a hissy fit and rant and rave at all the injustice and then act it out, but that's immature and you're writing your own story of demise. 


Instead, be grateful for each day that you are alive.


Is it easy? hell no, but it's certainly worth it.  I'd rather be in control than out of control; ultimately the choice is ours.


If people who have no money and a bad upbringing can find peace and live a life of peace (of which there are plenty), then there really is no excuse for those who choose otherwise. It's their choice. 


We live in a time where there are more resources available (plenty for free) to us than ever before to live a happy life; we can choose to utilise those resources, or ignore them and allow our overblown egos to cause the result we have seen here with this latest tragedy.  


Personally, I think a lot of the problems in this world are people's egos and wrapping everyone up in cotton wool. Some tough love would go a long way. Tell a third world person about your first world problems and they would laugh, and rightly so. We forget how lucky we are. 

abhimanyu.rc
abhimanyu.rc

Because no one give us f**k about Men??   Because the govt, NGO's, UN, everyone is all about "women"'s education, health, Shelters, crimes, laws, rights, issues, blah blah.   When was the last time UN or any western nation govt start ANY project for the betterment or for the cr*p that comes to Men, their education, health, mental health, the millions of false cases against them, the totally feminised criminal and family courts where a Man is not even allowed to speak at times, let alone get a fair trial or justice.  Maybe "that" all has "something" to do with it.. ?

SanchoEshornie
SanchoEshornie

I'm waiting to hear how this guy managed to stab to death his three room mates. I'd imagine that would make quite a bit of noise, at least enough for the 2nd or 3rd victim to have been able to put up some kind of fight. Sooner or later you think that one of these shooters is going to run into somebody who is armed and willing to return fire.

GuySteam
GuySteam

Probably since they are inept. Most women cant even fix a sandwich the right way, how do you expect them to plan and execute a mass murder? 

AlanHall
AlanHall

"Men don't cry."

We're supposed to hold it in. We're not supposed to express our emotions. 

One day, the dam bursts...

esox42
esox42

The real question is "Why are mass killers always liberal/progressives who support democrats?" Of course, the usual democrat suspects will never EVER examine that question.

CosmoBongo
CosmoBongo

NOT "Always Male" !!!   For example, how about these three FEMAIL MASS KILLERS?  


Andrea Yates (her five children); Jennifer San Marco (6 people at a mail distribution centre); Amy Bishop (3 people in her biology department). 

THEFOOLFUNNEL
THEFOOLFUNNEL

 I think the writer altogether missed the point, this killer wrote an extensive manifesto which gives a first time glimpse into to the thought process of him rising to his delusional "god like" state and mental illness.  He clearly points out lack of social interaction throughout his life which caused him to miss out on critical skills to fit in.  He remained inside his head having to draw his own conclusions to how life and social interaction worked.  And then resenting those who were normal.   Ironically he was in fact a very skilled writer and could have become a great novelist. The video games were just escapism, shelter and form of social interaction.  His desperate attempts to become included and noticed does allow us to now pick off the pattern and possibly catch and alter the course and direction of these types of killers.  The manifesto of his life, was something we have never had access to: what is going on inside these killers heads.  Now we can actually do something about it.

nrx911
nrx911

why are man haters always liberal?

i dare you to rewrite this article using any other identity group as the one 'science' claims to understand. i triple dare ya!

Glock3am
Glock3am

What does "violent video games" have to with male aggression? Plenty of females play them as well.

kamanalo.lonokapu
kamanalo.lonokapu

According to the tibetan/sherpa female folklore the most dangerous animal the women ever knew during the days of the dinosaurs was the human male.  And the women correctly predicted that the human male would always be the most violent, murderous and destructive animal the human female would ever know.

DanBruce
DanBruce

Not all are male. Islamic women have been used as mass killers.

MartinHarvey
MartinHarvey

@SanchoEshornie You mean like Columbine? Where there was an armed guard there who directly engaged the two heavily armed pathetic little pukes and had to retreat due to their overwhelming firepower? Yeah, that worked out pretty well. 

Galen
Galen

@esox42


Most all are conservative extremists.


Liberals don't kill, your ideology does.


Most of the profile here fits the conservative mentality, insecure, violent and hate-filled.


You wonder why its never examined, duh, why don't you attempt to, instead of just being hateful and wrong?

CieloPerdomo
CieloPerdomo

@CosmoBongo 1. It's FEMALE.  2. Andrea Yates killed her children; that is NOT considered in the same category of killing unknown people in a blind vendetta. and 3. You could only think of THREE? Without even researching i can think of 10 male mass murderers. Which PROVES the point of the article.

Galen
Galen

@CosmoBongo


you prove the point of the article, you can only come up with 3, while there are many done by males.

Hudy
Hudy

I think you both have a point. Mental illness can't be explained as easily as you have, because you only have the information given by him in his manifesto. It's the usual everyone is crazy but me. Yet your idea is compelling and it would be great if we could alter the lives of mass killers. The rest of the comments on here are either, blaming Liberals Or Conservatives, or gender insults,at least you gave the article thought.

Galen
Galen

@nrx911


why are most all mass killers, conservative extremists!?


oh, triple dare, you must be a conservative.

CieloPerdomo
CieloPerdomo

@DevanirDaSilvaConcha ~ I tend to  agree with you. He did look rather effeminate in his photo. Sexuality is not really the issue but one of MASCULINITY.

NancyMiller
NancyMiller

@Glock3am Exactly! Before there were violent video games, there were violent TV shows and movies. If a person is prone to violence, they will find a way to express it, and no video game, TV show, or movie is to blame. Perhaps this person could investigate "Why video games always get blamed for violence." And FWIW, I'm 64, and don't play video games, but all of my son's friends do, and most of them are extremely successful young people.

captorr
captorr

@kamanalo.lonokapu Nominal concept, but you don't necessarily need to be a Tibetan or a Sherpa to figure out who is the most dangerous animal in the neighborhood is (species-wise)...just check out who is at the top of the food chain.  BTW, chronologically speaking, unless you are a Christian fundamentalist, it's unlikely that dinosaurs would have been a candidate for the role...jus' sayin'.

BrianChilson
BrianChilson

@ZacPetit @BrianChilson "Why mass killers are always male" attention grabbing but misleading and inaccurate headline, but I'm sorry, you were making a.......point?

ReneDemonteverde
ReneDemonteverde

@Galen @esox42  Sorry to correct you. They discovered an Obama 2012 sticker in his car and a Democrat registration card in his wallet. Sorry to disappoint you.

esox42
esox42

@Galen @esox42 , only someone living under a rock could believe what you claim. Look at every mass murder since the Olahoma City  bombing (apolitical) and they are without exception commited by liberals, including those that are committed by the obviously mentally deranged.. But I repeat myself.


Your notion of the conservative mentality is a case study in psychological projection.

MartinHarvey
MartinHarvey

@CieloPerdomo @CosmoBongo I guess you could also ask why is always males who build civilizations, infrastructure, economies, machinery, tech, fight fires, go into combat, etc...

abhimanyu.rc
abhimanyu.rc

@Galen @CosmoBongo Maybe because when a woman does it the papers put it in pg 10 in a small box, while a man's mass murders make the fron page news,, esp when he has killed any women?

AdamDonaldson
AdamDonaldson

@NancyMiller @Glock3am There are plenty of scholastic studies out there that show no correlation between video game violence and real world behavior. Those who were prone to influence from video game violence were also highly susceptible to other influences. Violent video games are a scapegoat to try to explain people who behave outside of our built in ethical compass, just as TV, comics, etc. were scapegoats. 

Glock3am
Glock3am

@MartinHarvey @AdamDonaldson @NancyMiller @Glock3am


The military more likely uses them as a simulation for real-world tactics and planning.


I would argue that there is no natural impulse to kill our fellow man, rather the opposite, we are conditioned and always have been conditioned as predators, i.e. "the survival of the fittest". It is only modern morality and societal conventions that have taught us that killing is wrong.

Glock3am
Glock3am

@AdamDonaldson @NancyMiller @Glock3am


That's right. It had absolutely no bearing on this article, but the author saw fit to slot it in there somewhere because the mass media has to keep their favourite scapegoat, the violent video game, at the forefront of people's minds whenever possible.

MartinHarvey
MartinHarvey

@AdamDonaldson @NancyMiller @Glock3am The military uses violent video games to prepare troops for combat. It reduces the natural impulse not to kill your fellow man. Silly to blame actual violence on violent video games, silly too to ignore the connection.