With just three days to go before Christmas, the U.S. Air Force has given us one more blessing to count as part of being an American.

Cloture Club on Thursday posted a video on Facebook that is sure to get even the Grinch-iest among us into the Christmas spirit.

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The United States Air Force band surprised a host of unsuspecting tourists and visitors at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

What began with one lone musician, grew to include an entire choir, accompanied by a symphony, serenading the holiday museum-goers.

The video opens with the camera zoomed in on a single chair in the middle of the museum. A man in an Air Force uniform walks over, cello in hand, and sits.

As he starts to play the familiar strains of Bach's cantata, “Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring,” people begin to turn their heads, curious about where the music is coming from.

Smiles creep onto their faces as they realize this is about to get fun.

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After a few seconds, a flash mob of men and women, who had been disguised in winter coats, join in, each with an instrument.

Within one minute, a conductor joins the crew, directing the Air Force Symphony in a surprise performance.

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Just as the crowd begins to soak in the music, a choir, stationed above on a balcony, seemingly out of nowhere, starts to sing along.


For a solid five minutes, voices hush to silence as this one-man cellist, joined by one of America's most treasured symphonies, fills the vast halls of the iconic museum with the sound of joy and happiness.


This magical holiday season, we're once again reminded that America's men and women in uniform never stop serving.

Editor's Note: this article was edited for content after publication.