Air New Zealand's Christmas song attracts 3.6m views in 24 hours

Air New Zealand's fresh take on one of the world's iconic Christmas songs is hitting the right note with audiences worldwide, attracting 3.6 million global hits on the airline's online video in the first day.
2 December 2016

Summer Wonderland stars multi-platinum artist Ronan Keating and Kiwi acting star Julian Dennison in a down under twist on the festive classic Walking in a Winter Wonderland. The track has featured in global media outlets including MTV, the Daily Mail, Mashable and the Irish Mirror in the first 24 hours since its premiere.

Air New Zealand's General Manager Global Brand and Content Marketing Jodi Williams says it's great to see the homegrown lyrics bringing a smile to New Zealanders at home and overseas.

"Every year we're inundated with Christmas carols about frightful weather and roaring fireplaces yet for our half of the world this doesn't describe Christmas at all. With Summer Wonderland we've set out to balance the scales with a song that celebrates everything that makes a Kiwi Christmas special.

"It's exciting to see millions enjoying Ronan and Julian's comedy duo and we hope it will inspire travellers to come down and see for themselves that you don't need winter to enjoy our wonderland."

The online video, downloadable audio track and lyrics for Air New Zealand's Summer Wonderland are available here. The audio track will also be available on major streaming services from late next week.


Issued by Air New Zealand Public Affairs ph +64 21 747 320