31 Days of Holiday Self-Care, Day 22, Sing Along with a Holiday Playlist

31 Days of Holiday Self-Care, Day 22, Sing Along with a Holiday Playlist

Can you sing? Sing in tune, I mean. If you can, I am so envious of you. If I could ask for any superpower, that would be the one I would ask for. If I could sing like Mariah Carey, I would act like Mariah Carey. In my opinion, she’s actually really humble when you think about how freaking talented she is.

I also suffer from a companion disorder: the inability to remember the words to any song. At best I can pull out a key phrase which I will repeat over and over. “’Tis the Season to be Jolly, Fa la la la, la la la la. ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly, Fa la la la, la la la la. ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly, Fa la la la, la la la la. ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly, Fa la la la, la la la la.”

And yet, just because I can’t sing doesn’t mean I don’t sing. Quite the contrary. I sing all the time. In the shower. (‘Tis the season to be jolly!) In the car. (‘Tis the season to be jolly!) While cooking dinner. (‘Tis the season to be jolly!) While walking the dogs. (‘Tis the season to be jolly!) I am an unashamed awful singer and I share my gift with the world any chance I get.

And you know what? I think my awful singing is one thing that keeps me sane. It definitely keeps me happy. Singing gets oxygen in your body, exercises your heart and lungs, and produces endorphins that keep you calm and stress-free. We should all sing – a lot! So, today, that’s exactly what we’re going to do.

I’ve made a YouTube playlist of my favorite holiday hits and I encourage you to sing along to all of them. To make things easier for the lyrically challenged such as myself, I tried to find videos that included lyrics. You can grab your family together and sing along or do it privately in the car which is where I do my absolute best singing if I say so myself.

The important thing is to just spend some time singing, of course. If you’ve got a playlist you’d like to share, I’d love to hear it, so please share in the comments. Fa la la la, la la la.

This is part of my 31 Days of Holiday Self-Care Challenge. To see all the posts in this series, visit here.


  1. December 14, 2015 / 8:54 am

    Given the fact my husband works for Pandora 🙂 the only self-care I’m rocking these days is the music!!

    • Katy
      December 14, 2015 / 9:44 am

      Pandora has a ton of great holiday stations. I’ll have to find one and share that as an alternate.

  2. December 14, 2015 / 9:37 am

    I really have an awful singing voice but some how with Christmas songs I don’t sound as dreadful!I will take your advice.

    • Katy
      December 14, 2015 / 9:42 am

      That’s great! It’s time to get in the holiday spirit! I sang all the way to work today.

  3. December 14, 2015 / 9:56 am

    I’ve tried, but it just isn’t in the cards for me to sing Oh Holy Night like Mariah Carey does, which is disappointing. I’ve settled for singing every lyric to every song on the soundtrack of Nightmare Before Christmas, at full volume with the car windows closed. I can FEEL my mood soar when I do that.

    • Katy
      December 14, 2015 / 10:22 am

      That’s awesome – I’ll have to include something from that!

  4. December 14, 2015 / 10:13 am

    oh my word. i needed this today. i’m totally going to do it. i have to get in a new mindset!

    • Katy
      December 14, 2015 / 10:23 am

      Singing always improves my mood. I can already tell I’m going to need it on my way home from work.

  5. December 14, 2015 / 11:19 am

    You’re right Katy – music is always a fun part of the season – and I’ve YET to listen this year – popping on the radio now. Thanks! -Veronica

    • Katy
      December 14, 2015 / 11:40 am

      Thanks for stopping by! Love following your adventures.

  6. December 14, 2015 / 4:24 pm

    I’ve had the same half-dozen or so Christmas CDs for ages–thanks for this easy to way to change things up!

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