Nobody likes hitting the mall during the holidays, but I wish I had been sitting in the food court for this flash mob, where 100 nondescript mall patrons (and one janitor) turned out to be a choir. They emerged from the crowd, starting with one woman and one man, and burst into the Hallelujah Chorus, astonishing fellow mall-goers.

I love flash mobs, but I'm content to watch most of them online. YouTube usually provides more camera angles and a more complete picture of these orchestrated stunts -- because the cameraman knows what's about to happen. With the Hallelujah Chorus flashmob, though, I wish I had been there, chomping on a limp slice of Sbarro and hating my life until the moment I realized something magical was going on.

But hey, the video's not bad, either.

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