Some additional information about the animation:
It was rendered with Eevee in Blender 2.91. Each frame was rendered out as a 2k (2560x1440 px). PNG file with all the Eevee bells and whistles enabled and tweaked for a balance between quality and performance. We have Ambient Occlusion, Bloom, Depth of Field, Subsurface Scattering, Screen Space Reflections, and high-bitdepth soft shadow maps (4096 px), and motion blur all enabled here.
This animation consists of 3100 frames at a frame rate of 60 fps. It was rendered using a single Nvidia RTX 2070 Super card, and even at the larger 2k scale, each frame only took around 9 seconds per frame to render. It’s not quite as good looking as Cycles, but I thought the results were decent enough to justify using Eevee here instead.
Hope you enjoy it and have a VERY Merry Christmas everyone! Thank you for all the support this year.