The holiday season is the perfect time for a holiday music challenge! Runs every December.
Welcome to 12 Days of "Christmas", a music writing challenge brought to you by "The Soundtrackers Group" ! This activity is held every December and celebrates the holiday spirit by focusing on artists that inspire you during whatever holidays you happen to celebrate this month. If you've got some holiday cheer to spread, please read on!
How It Works
This is a blogging challenge!
During this challenge, your task will be to create twelve (12) blog entries based on EITHER:
A Christmas carol, song, hymn, etc., OR
A carol, song, hymn, etc. related to another December holiday of your choosing (including, but certainly not limited to):
- New Year's Eve
- Boxing Day
- World AIDS Day
- Taylor Swift's Birthday
- Flag Day of India
- International Civil Aviation Day
Please note that when I say RELATED TO another December holiday, that doesn't mean it has to be ABOUT that holiday. Part of this challenge is explaining why you picked the song and what it means to you, so if "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (to Party)" by The Beastie Boys is a significant song to recognize on Human Rights Day (December 10th), then that's totally fine! In fact, creativity is highly encouraged as long as you can justify it!
List of December "Holidays"
The activity runs from midnight on December 1st to 11:59PM WDC time on December 31st.
All entries submitted to the forum after the contest ends will be disqualified.
All entries must include the following:
- A YouTube link (either embedded or as a hyperlink) to the song.
- The song title AND name of the artist.
- The holiday you associate the song with.
- An explanation (at least a paragraph) on why you chose the song and/or holiday being featured.
You may use either book/blog item entries or individual static items.
You must create a new item or book/blog entry for EACH entry.
You must submit your entries by posting individual links to each entry in the forum below.
Please note which day(s) they're for in the message subject (e.g., Day 1 entry, Day 1-3 entries, etc.)
You are free to post entries individually or with multiple entries in the same post.
One lucky winner (determined by me) will receive a
All participants who successfully complete the fifteen entries will receive our exclusive 12 Days of "Christmas" merit badge! and 50,000 GPs!
Want the exclusive 12 Days of "Christmas" merit badge without blogging? Just want to support The WDC Soundtrackers and our various activities? Anyone who donates 100,000 GPs or more during the contest round (i.e., the month of December) will receive the exclusive 12 Days of "Christmas" merit badge.
Donations made during other times of the year that active contests are running will receive that challenge's custom badge. Donations made during the "off season" when no activities are currently running will receive a Music merit badge. For example, you can only donate to get the Resurrection Jukebox badge in October, the WDC Soundtrackers badge in February, etc.
Please send all donations to "The Soundtrackers Group" (Group #1979333), or submit them via a post in the forum below.
Andy~hating university - 2 of 12 complete
Kåre Enga back in Montana - 1 of 12 complete
hullabaloo22 - 15 of 12 complete
Jellyfish Stands With Ukraine - 1 of 12 complete
Lilli ☕️ - 12 of 12 complete
Lovina 🐕🦺 - 2 of 12 complete
Annette - 4 of 12 complete
Choconut ~ 7 Years Young! - 12 of 12 complete
🌻 pwheeler love, hope, heal - 12 of 12 complete
queenkissy - 12 of 12 complete
whiskerslearningtoplot - 10 of 12 complete
WakeUpAndLive~support Ukraine - 13 of 12 complete