|James Hart with his Karaoke Secret Santa Video for 2015 (#KSSEpVII).|
Karaoke Secret Santa!
This year is our 8th iteration, so I have dubbed it: KSS 2016: The 8th Wonder, or #KSS8thWonder. Such an in-joke for us Australian opera lovers, but it really gets hard to be referential when the numbers are higher...
Long story, short: instead of physical gifts you exchange, you make a creative YouTube video for your Karaoke Secret Santa draw! We've had people plan out full-on music videos, film local christmas celebrations while their track plays in the background, or simply sit a camera in front of them and sing to a karaoke backing track playing in the background. Truly, it's your thought, spirit, energy, and effort that counts! All scales large and small are appreciated!
A lot of our updates will come via the Elfster gift exchange, which we use to have all the participants sign up, create wishlists, and have their names drawn for the event. There is also an Activity log where you can post as you do in other social media forums. Careful when you have a specific question for your draw....make sure any spoilers are avoided and questions asked anonymously.
Also, we post on Facebook with occassional status updates, tips, reminders, and videos. Twitter is also used to share in the fun.
1) Sign Up via the official gift exchange on Elfster here. (by 10th Dec USA PST)
2) Create and curate your KSS 2016 Wishlist on Elfster.
3) After Draw, look at your draw's wishlist and choose an appropriate song to perform in your "karaoke" video.
4) Upload to YouTube and share with draw and Karaoke Secret for Christmas!
If you're a newbie and want to know a little more detail, I suggest going to the "How to KSS" page, located here.
If you are considering joining us, please make sure you have the time and willingness to commit - we've had a few flakes in the past, and it's not a great feeling to miss out on a video when you've went out of your way with your efforts.
If you still have questions, we KSS Veterans can answer your questions!
Should be fun! Can't wait to see everyone's videos!