Watch supermarket tills play 'Jingle Bells' in German advert

It may not have Monty the Penguin but this quirky commercial has already got nearly 2 million views

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Unsuspecting shoppers were in for a treat at one supermarket in Germany when staff started playing ‘Jingle Bells’ on their cash tills.

With the aid of 13 hidden cameras, nine cashiers and one giant instrument, the till flash mob performed the festive tune live at a branch of Edeka.

Judging from the looks on shoppers’ faces, the sudden burst of Yuletide joy was a welcome surprise.

While it may not have Monty the Penguin, the flash mob footage has taken off online.

The video entitled the ‘Kassensymphonie’, which translates as the “cash register symphony”, has attracted close to 2 million views on YouTube since it was uploaded on 30 November.  

Edeka is the largest supermarket chain in Germany and this is not first time one of its adverts has gone viral. Back in February the supermarket’s parody promotional video ‘Supergeil’ amassed over 12 million views.

The comedy advert featured 58-year-old actor and musician Friedrich Liechtenstein walking through people’s homes and rapping about the supermarket’s products to a funky beat.

He describes the products as “supergeil”, which means “wicked” or “awesome” and at one point is seen bathing in milk and he casually adds cereal to it.   

Edeka has been producing the videos in a bid to move away from its tired, old image and revitalise the brand and it appears to be working.