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This Heathrow Ad is the Warm Fuzzy We All Need This Holiday Season

These adorable bears star in the best holiday ad of 2016. (Photo: Heathrow Media Centre)

It's probably not an overstatement to say that, for much of the world, 2016 has been kind of a rough year. And as it (finally) starts to winds down, it's okay to admit that we all maybe need a little extra cuteness to get us through these last few weeks. 

Enter, Heathrow Airport. No, not the way you think, though it'd be pretty great if we all suddenly woke up with round-trip tickets to London as some kind of "Congrats on surviving a pretty awful year" cosmic reward. (Hint, hint, universe.) Instead, Heathrow has actually decided to make its first ever holiday commercial about itself. And, though you may think this is a weird idea, the final product is completely adorable. And provides a much-needed emotional balm for our frayed spirits.

Telly Tour of the UK Episode 2: Wales

Stella (Ruth Jones) looks out over her South Wales village of Pontyberry. (Image credit: BBC Worldwide)

Do you dream of taking a grand tour of the United Kingdom, but don't have the cash on hand to make the trip? Join our blogger Carmen as she traverses this island that enchants us while presenting examples of television series set in each region of the country. You'll get a taste for the diverse natural beauty, history, landmarks and people of each unique area and no passports are required. This time we venture to Wales with stops in Cardiff, Barry and the South Wales Valleys.

Telly Tour of the UK Episode 1: The South West

The Cornwall coast plays a big part in "Poldark". (Photo: Courtesy of Robert Viglasky/Mammoth Screen for MASTERPIECE)

Do you dream of taking a grand tour of the United Kingdom, but don't have the cash on hand to make the trip? Join our blogger Carmen as she traverses this island that enchants us while presenting examples of television series set in each region of the country. You'll get a taste for the diverse natural beauty, history, landmarks and people of each unique area and no passports are required. Our first destination is The South West of England with stops in Cornwall, Dorset and Bristol.

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