Hello Friends of the Playhouse!

We hope you had a safe and relaxing holiday and are laying low for Black Friday in our current NM reset.

The Santa Fe Playhouse, with the help of the fabulous Karen Koestner, is working to put together a community-oriented virtual holiday event in the form of a heart-warming and fun karaoke sing-along variety show.

Santa Fe Playhouse Presents:
Good Riddance, 2020: The Year-End Holi-Daze Sing-Along Mash-Up Fundraiser Spectacular Spectacular!

We are calling on you for your wonderful voices, recipes, and personalized cocktails to fill our homes this holiday season and to help us feel the warmth of community and song as we socially distance during the winter months and stay safe through the holidays.Join us in creating this new year-end tradition. The plan is to spotlight artists for full pieces, surrounded by the community compilation of Jingle Bells and other fun segments.

Good Riddance, 2020: The Year-End Holi-Daze Sing-Along Mash-Up Fundraiser Spectacular Spectacular! will be released on December 18, 2020, available for free for the world.

We would love it if you could record (at least) TWO videos for us.


We are hoping to gather our community, through song, in a Jingle Bells Mash-up.  You are all stars, and we want to share your talents! 

This video can be you and/or your spouse, family, roommates, pets, etc. singing “Jingle Bells” in its entirety. These Jingle Bells videos will be compiled and collaged together for a full community sing-along karaoke mash-up.

If you’d like to make up a verse or two as a parody about 2020, the holidays this year, or COVID, anything you want – we welcome that as well! We all know “Jingle Bells, Batman smells” but what about “Jingle Bells, COVID hell, 2020 down the drain…” Get creative, get inspired, we want to hear your voice!


The second video can be ANY other song, holiday-related or not. It can be anything from an original song to a holiday duet, an acoustic rendition of your favorite song or a silly parody: dealers’ choice! 

If you wish to send in more than two song videos, go for it! The whole point of this is to HAVE FUN and showcase your talents!


Holiday Quaran-tini
Make a quick video showing us how to make your favorite holiday-themed drink – or your favorite quarantine drink! (Alcoholic or not)
The Latke Mash
Make a quick video showing us your favorite holiday or quarantine recipe! What delicious dish would you like to share with us? Fill our bellies and our hearts!

These videos should be short, sweet, and simple: less than one minute please!


If you’d like to participate, the deadline for submissions is December 10, 2020.

ALL video submissions should be emailed to annie@santafeplayhouse.org with the subject line “Holiday Video Submission” and should include your name and any other participants’ names for the credits.

If you are submitting an original song or parodied lyrics and want us to sing along, please send the lyrics as well! If you would like a special introduction let us know and we will do our best to introduce you appropriately.

For “Jingle Bells” PLEASE USE THIS KARAOKE TRACK so that it is all cohesive and in time for the editing process.

Please remember to record in LANDSCAPE mode! Turn that phone on its side!

Feel free to extend this invitation to anyone whom you think it would bring joy and comfort during this particular holiday season.

If you feel called to it, we would love for you to also say something about the Santa Fe Playhouse, share a memory, say hello, let us and our wider audience know why you love the Playhouse or people you met at or though the Playhouse. 

The Playhouse team will be doing the editing so there is no need for you to do any extraneous work that doesn’t excite you. However if you wish to do a little editing of your own video, we welcome the creativity! Add graphics, filters, whatever you’d like, to your video prior to sending. 

If your videos are not in by December 10th at 11:59 PM MST, we cannot guarantee the inclusion of your content. 

Below we have included a video that the SFP Staff and Karen put together, showing an example of what we’d like to create. We chose to sing “Jingle Bell Rock” and Karen included an original song “Quarantine”.

Any and all donations we receive from this holiday show will be donated to multiple organizations committed to providing service, food security, and shelter to our community. This list may grow and change as the season goes on, but we plan to donate all the proceeds to organizations here in Northern New Mexico.

All Proceeds Going Towards:

ABQ Mutual Aid – Esperanza Shelter – Gerard’s House – Food Depot – Kitchen Angels – Pete’s Place

Thank you! We hope you join us in bringing light, love, and warmth into our community’s homes during this quarantined holiday.

From everyone at the Playhouse, we hope you have a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season.

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