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Come Ye and Sign Up for the 10TH and FINAL Annual Blogger Christmahanukwanzaakah Online Holiday Concert!


Outraged over this year’s Starbucks red cups not being Christmasy enough?


There is one institution that never fails to produce the holiday spirit — yes,  it is time for the official announcement of the Tenth Annual Blogger Christmahanukwanzaakah Online Holiday Concert, all new, all exciting for 2015!

The Last Concert.

TEN years!  Can you believe it?  This is going to be the blockbuster concert we have been waiting for!

Here are the past blockbuster concerts —

2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012 2013  2014

This year’s concert will take place on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 right here on this blog.

It is time to hear YOU PERFORM!   YOU are the CONCERT.  That gives you about a month to work your magic.

Interested?  Sign up in the comment to perform.    Bloggers past, present, and future are all welcome.   It would be a special honor to have former performers return one more time.   Be part of this long-running tradition!

Concert FAQ:

1.  Create a video (or audio) file of you performing a holiday song.  If you need technical help, ask me.

2.  You must be performing in the audio or video.   Don’t cheat and have your cute kids doing all the work.

3.  You can sing, play an instrument, recite poetry, dance the Nutcracker, or write a symphony.

4.  Once completed, post the video on a place like YouTube and send me the link. Or just send me the file via Dropbox or email, and I will post it on YouTube.   Try to get me all files and links by Monday, December 14, 2015, two days before the concert!  That gives you plenty of time to be creative.

5.  If you are too wimpy to sing a song, send me a holiday photo for concert decoration.  It could be of your tree, menorah, or plain ol’ winter solstice if you are a heathen.

6.  The comment section is the sign-up sheet.    By signing up, we can see who is performing what, so we can avoid having ten versions of “Jingle Bells.”

7.  Most importantly — don’t be intimidated if you can’t sing.    We like to laugh at you.

Join us in the longest-running holiday concert online — The Blogger Christmahanukwanzaakah Online Holiday Concert, in it’s TENTH and FINAL blockbuster performance!

Skating by Vince Guaraldi performed by Angela Reiner Downing of Fluid Pudding


  1. Avitable

    I’m in!

  2. Angela

    In. 100%. (Thanks for the shout out!)

    • Angela

      (I’ll be doing an Imagine mashup. (No dancing.))

  3. jana

    I’m in, obviously.
    But officially signing up here.

  4. Akaky

    And for the tenth year in a row, Neil, I am going to skip Christmathingythingy and just go watch television. Such is life.

  5. Alexis

    I’m in! Don’t know what I’ll sing yet, but I’m in!

    • Neil Kramer

      Yay! Have fun with it.

  6. Ashley Robinson

    How fun! I’m in!!!

    • Neil Kramer

      Thanks for participating. Try to have the video in by December 14th! Have fun.

  7. Jack

    I’ll sign up for the 22nd annual, we said it was over but it wasn’t special.

  8. Sundi and Daniel

    We’re in… Not sure what we’ll do yet, but it will be something for sure.

  9. Elly Lou

    What’s the deadline for having them to you?

    • Neil Kramer

      December 14th. Looking forward to seeing what you do!

  10. Noel

    I can guarantee it’ll be unique, but can’t guarantee I’ll finish in time. Same as the Christmas cards

  11. Kristen Howerton

    I’m in. My beer and hymns crew will sing Away in a Manger.

  12. Ohjennymae

    I’m in!

  13. Ellen Bloom

    My contribution in 2006 was SO GREAT that I couldn’t possibly top it! Of course, I looked younger in 2006 too! Enjoy “Rockin’ Around the Xmas Tree” with Ellen Bloom on ukulele. Link:

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