Screenshots from a TikTok video made with the "Christmas explosion" theme, a holiday trend on the video-sharing platform.

  • TikTok is a video-sharing app that is thought of as a successor to Vine.
  • There's a festive trend sweeping the TikTok community, and it's known as the "Christmas explosion."
  • In videos tagged with the "Christmas explosion" theme, creators show before-and-after shots of a room that's been decked out with lights and holiday decor.
  • Some users are even incorporating their pets into the TikTok videos, which are set to a remixed tune of the classic song "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree."
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A trend known as #ChristmasExplosion has been delighting creators and viewers of TikTok videos.

Like most trends that come to life on TikTok, the video-sharing platform that has captured the attention of teens and adults alike in 2019, the best way to fully understand the magic of the "Christmas explosion" is to simply watch the videos.

Here, a video from TikTok creator @sister_michaela_yo demonstrates the "Christmas explosion" music and effect that many users on the app are mimicking.

In the clip, the creator shows a wooden house that is transformed with fake snow, tiny wreaths, and miniature furniture that makes it look like a holiday version of a Barbie dreamhouse.

Videos tagged under the "Christmas explosion" theme have 28.3 million views and counting, and they seem to have common features.

The short videos tend to feature the same soundtrack, which starts with what sounds like a military commander saying "Let's move out," which is when the video creator or user typically throws a Christmas ornament into a room or empty space - making the ornament seem as if it's an imaginary grenade.

Then, the user exits the room, and upon their return, the space is decked out with holiday decor, and a remixed version of the classic song "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee plays in-sync with the festive display.

Some users got their pets involved in the trend, such as user @machinenneozia, who used the "Christmas explosion" effect in her TikTok post to seemingly transform her dog into a spirited canine wearing a reindeer costume and antlers.

Here, two corgis starred in a similar TikTok video, wearing a Santa Claus hat and reindeer antlers.

Some TikTok videos under the "Christmas explosion" theme feature magazine-worthy holiday decor, such as this video from creator @nabela.

Other creators got especially clever with the trend. For example, TransLink, the transportation authority in Vancouver, Canada, posted a TikTok video in line with the theme, which shows one of the transit company's buses being turned into a reindeer-mobile.

In short, many of the "Christmas explosion" TikToks, such as a post from user @BiancaGabriela, are just plain mesmerizing, especially for fans of elaborate holiday light displays.

For even more holiday decor inspiration, watch all the "Christmas explosion" videos on the TikTok app.

TikTok users @sister_michaela_yo,@nabela, @dobyandblue, @machinenneozia, @TransLink_BC, and @BiancaGabriela did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.


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