Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Karaoke






You never know where a search for blog material will lead you.   I certainly didn’t start off looking for karaoke videos (I’ve never even been to a Karaoke Bar!), but find them I did.  


And with a little work, you can put together a fun Christmas Eve DVD to share with your family.

Of course, to do that, you need to download videos from Youtube.  And to do that, you will need a little `help’.

I personally use Applian Technology’s Replay Media Capture program, but there are a couple of free alternatives, if you don’t feel like buying $40 worth of software.   


First, Applian makes a free toolbar, that will allow you to save Youtube videos (after you’ve viewed them).   It’s not something I use, since I have the more robust Replay Media Capture software, but if you don’t mind adding a toolbar to your browser, it is a free alternative. 


The Freecorder Toolbar will also convert video formats, which is very handy when you want to burn video to DVD.


Real Player, version 11 also offers the ability to download videos from tube sites like Youtube.


You will also need software to burn a DVD.   I use NERO 9, although there are freeware and shareware alternatives.   If you don’t already know how to burn DVDs, there are tutorials available on the web.


Worst case, you can always just gather around the computer for a Christmas Eve sing-a-long.


I’m just going to embed a few  videos in this blog, but you’ll find links below to more Karaoke videos.   Some are fully orchestrated, while others are a simple piano accompaniment.

Enjoy, and maybe start a new Holiday Tradition in your house.











"ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU" [Karaoke / Instrumental]

Away In A Manger

Silent Night

O Come, All Ye Faithful

God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen

Deck The Halls

Joy To The World! The Lord Is Come

The First Noel

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Angels We Have Heard On High

What Child Is This, Who, Laid To Rest

Good King Wencelas

Silver Bells - Kara...



A search of YOUTUBE with the terms `Christmas Karaoke’  will turn up more videos.

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