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Sing your holiday up a notch: Stingray Karaoke

stingrayWe’ve got the perfect way to kick your holiday party up a notch. Invite your guests to sing along to everyone’s favorite songs and carols by grabbing your Alpha® remote.

Yes, we said your remote.

This holiday season, Stingray music is offering Holiday Party karaoke On Demand—for free. You can queue up everything from yuletide classics to contemporary holiday hits.
Check out this list of just some songs you’ll find:

  • “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (duet) in the style of Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey
  • “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” a la Bing Crosby
  • “Do You Want To Build a Snowman?” like the cast of Frozen
  • “Baby It’s Cold Outside” (duet) just the way Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé sing it
  • “Here Comes Santa Claus”…if you can curl up your lip like Elvis Presley

But there’s lots, lots (and lots) more. Seriously, there’s something for everyone, from grandma to the little ones.

Here’s how to get the karaoke party started:

1. Go to Menu and then to On Demand.
2. Use your arrow button to head down to the Extras menu and then to Music.
3. Select what you’d like to sing and use the arrow keys to select Play. If you’d like more in the same category, head to the top menu and select More Like This.

Optional:

4. Fun seasonal beverages for grownups and kids.
5. Dress-up props (feather boas? Always in style!).
6. Musical instruments such as tambourines, harmonicas, or even kazoos (think Jimmy Fallon’s “Classroom Instruments” segments like this one with Idina Menzel)
7. A Snapchat filter to make photos extra fun for your event.

Enjoy—and happy holidays!

Sing your holiday up a notch: Stingray Karaoke

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Lifetime Movie Network added to Essentials TV package

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Bad Moms, Finding Dory, and more On Demand!

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