Holiday https://blog.stingray.com/holiday en Holiday Music Channels | TOP 10 https://blog.stingray.com/holiday-music-channels-top-10 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Holiday Music Channels | TOP 10 </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/114" lang="" about="/user/114" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Lucille</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 12/18/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>With all the last-minute shopping, wrapping, and decorating, you may not have had the chance to listen to all 100 Stingray Music holiday channels. To help you find the perfect festive soundtrack to every occasion, here is our Top 10 most popular Christmas music channels. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Whether you are looking to relax or party, there is a holiday music selection for every moment and every mood! </span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0994?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯Spa for the Holidays </a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>The holidays don't only have to be about friends, family, boisterous parties and endless meals. They can also be about taking the time to recharge with seasonal, downtempo music.</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0306?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯Holiday Instrumentals</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Christmas vacations are made for long naps while the snow gently falls outside the window. Get under the blankets and put on this quiet collection of instrumental pieces.</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0681?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯Best Christmas Songs of All Time</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>What do Bing Crosby, Mariah Carey and John Lennon have in common? They are featured in this channel of the best Christmas songs of all times! Guaranteed to get you in a joyous holiday spirit!</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0305?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯Best Christmas Songs of All Time</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Even if you've never worn a Stetson or raised a barn, you'll feel like a real, line-dancing country boy (or girl) with this channel of holiday songs by today's country music stars.</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0733?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯Classical Christmas</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Get into the holiday spirit with these classical renditions of contemporary Christmas carols.</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_SC0060?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯Reels et gigues du temps des fêtes</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Have a very, merry traditional holiday party with these Quebec jigs and reels no one can resist!</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0302?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯A Very Cozy Christmas</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Frazzled by the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? You need the gentle pop melodies featured in this channel of modern Christmas songs.</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0906?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯The Softer Side of Christmas</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Give yourself the gift of a warm and cozy night in this Holiday season. These lush and peaceful French and English-language songs are perfect for snuggling by the fire while the snow gently falls and the Christmas tree lights twinkle.</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0307?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯Joyeux Noël Retro!</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Give your Christmas gathering an unmistakable Quebec flair with this collection of retro holiday tunes.</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0301?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯It's a Christmas Party!</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>For a legendary holiday party, serve up this channel of fun and quirky Christmas songs. Will have even Santa grooving on the dance floor.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. Follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en">Instagram</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusic">Twitter</a>. </strong></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/holiday" hreflang="en">Holiday</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/christmas" hreflang="en">Christmas</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraycmusic" hreflang="en">Stingray CMusic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/discover" hreflang="en">Discover</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-12/4-Top-10-Holiday-music.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="2 girls singing" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:09:49 +0000 Lucille 642 at https://blog.stingray.com The Ultimate Gift Guide for Music Lovers https://blog.stingray.com/ultimate-gift-guide-music-lovers <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Ultimate Gift Guide for Music Lovers</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/114" lang="" about="/user/114" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Lucille</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 12/14/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Christmas is fast approaching and some of you may still be looking for gift ideas for your loved ones. Here is our ultimate gift guide for music lovers!</span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>A subscription to Stingray Qello </span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>The perfect gift for <strong>your dad, uncle or aunt</strong>! </span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Stingray Qello is an online streaming platform and mobile app that gives access to a catalog of over 2,000 concerts films and music documentaries. Primarily rock-centric, the Stingray Qello library is also full of live performances and archival footages of big names in various genres from pop, to jazz, classical, blues, metal, country, and R&amp;B, to name a few. Stingray Qello has something for everyone! New videos are added every week, ensuring a variety of content that you'll never tire of. You can <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://qello.com/gift?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">offer a Stingray Qello</a> All-Access pass</span></span> for 6 months or a year at special 50% discount during the holidays.</span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Classical music concert tickets </span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>The perfect gift for <strong>your brothers, sisters, your in-laws, friends or yourself</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Whether you are an expert or newcomer to the genre, attending a classical music concert is always an exceptional and striking experience. If you are looking for a gift for someone in Montreal, think of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal! The OSM has a <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://www.osm.ca/en/christmas-offer/" target="_blank">special offer</a> </span></span>for the holidays: 2 concerts for $70 or 3 concerts for $100. This offer can be applied to nearly 15 concerts, including Mozart's <i>Requiem</i>, Brahms’ symphonies, and Berlioz's <i>Symphonie fantastique</i>.</span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Music lessons</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>The perfect gift for <strong>your spouse, sister-in-law, brother-in-law or cousin</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>If you didn’t have the chance to learn to play an instrument when you were young, learning as an adult can be a challenge. But what a beautiful challenge! Offering music lessons can be a great way to motivate a loved one who wouldn’t dare to start learning on their own.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Private lessons, classes at a music conservatory, audiobooks, online tutorials, mobile apps…there are many ways to learn to play an instrument. For example, if you want to learn to play the piano or to resume your learning, we recommend you try the <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/piano-academy-learn-piano/id1390574671?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Piano Academy</a></span></span> app! This well-designed app that will guide you through the basics, step by step.</span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>A book</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>The perfect gift for <strong>a friend, parent or grandparent</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>This gift idea that may seem dull, but it could make someone very happy! Consider offering books to every music lovers on your list, whether they like to read or not! Biographies, novels, historical works, or archival photo albums; the options are endless. Whether the book covers a specific event, music genre, instrument, artist or era, there is no doubt you will find something to fascinate your loved ones!</span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>The Singing Machine</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>The perfect gift <strong>for the whole family</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>The <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://singingmachine.com/" target="_blank">Singing Machine</a></span></span> is a must-have for all karaoke fans! There are several models to help organize a karaoke party anywhere, anytime. The sound system is exceptional, and you can connect several microphones to perform duets or as a trio!</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span>Use the<a href="http://onelink.to/43j7dw" target="_blank"> mobile app </a>to connect via Bluetooth to the Singing Machine and stream more than 14,000 songs. Or create your own personal library using the Karaoke Store and play them on your Singing Machine with USB.</span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Artist Merch</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>The perfect gift <strong>for the biggest fans</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Who doesn’t have in their closet an old T-Shirt featuring a favorite artist? This is the kind of item that you keep for decades! If you are looking for a gift for a true fan, an item from this artist's shop may be the best idea of the year! From autographed guitars, to traditional shirts, pins and personalized guitar picks, there is something to suit all tastes and budgets! And, since our favorite stars have many tricks up their sleeves, explore their other businesses such as cosmetics (hello Rihanna!), ready-to-wear collections (hi Kanye!) or even whiskey (hey Drake!)</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>We hope these few ideas will help you in the final run of the Christmas shopping frenzy!</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/christmas" hreflang="en">Christmas</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/holiday" hreflang="en">Holiday</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraycmusic" hreflang="en">Stingray CMusic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/discover" hreflang="en">Discover</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-12/3-Gifts-selection_0.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="Wrapping Gift" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:01:52 +0000 Lucille 641 at https://blog.stingray.com Idées cadeaux pour les passionnés de musique https://blog.stingray.com/idees-cadeaux-pour-les-passionnes-de-musique <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Idées cadeaux pour les passionnés de musique </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/114" lang="" about="/user/114" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Lucille</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 12/14/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Noël approche à grands pas et certains d’entre vous cherchez peut-être encore des idées de cadeaux pour leurs proches. Voici notre guide de cadeaux qui plairont certainement aux passionnés de musique de votre entourage!</span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Un abonnement à Stingray Qello</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>Le cadeau idéal pour <strong>votre papa, votre oncle ou votre tante</strong>!  </span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Stingray Qello est une plateforme de streaming en ligne, ainsi qu’une application mobile, qui comprend un catalogue de plus de 2,000 vidéos de concerts et documentaires de musique. Principalement orientée Rock, la bibliothèque Stingray Qello regorge également de performances et d’images d’archives de grands noms de la Pop, du Jazz, du Classique, du Blues, du Métal, de la Country, du R&amp;B… et tant d’autres. Il y en a pour tous les goûts! De nouvelles vidéos sont ajoutées toutes les semaines, ce qui assure un contenu toujours varié, dont vous ne vous lasserez pas. Vous pouvez <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://qello.com/gift?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">offrir Stingray Qello</a></span></span> pour une durée de 6 mois ou d’un an. La passe illimitée est offerte à 50% de rabais pendant la période des Fêtes. </span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Des places de concert de musique classique</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>Le cadeau idéal pour <strong>vos frères et sœurs, vos beaux-parents, vos amis ou pour vous-même</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Que vous soyez fin connaisseur ou novice en la matière, aller voir un concert de musique classique est toujours une expérience exceptionnelle et bien souvent marquante. Si vous cherchez un cadeau pour quelqu’un situé à Montréal, pensez à l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal! L’OSM propose une <a href="https://www.osm.ca/fr/offre-de-noel/" target="_blank">offre spéciale pendant le temps des Fêtes </a>: 2 concerts pour 70 $ ou 3 concerts pour 100 $. Près de 15 concerts sont inclus dans cette offre, dont le <i>Requiem</i> de Mozart, les symphonies de Brahms et la <i>Symphonie fantastique</i> de Berlioz. </span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Des leçons de musique</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>Le cadeau idéal pour <strong>un ou une ami-e, votre belle-sœur, votre beau-frère ou un cousin</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Si vous n’avez pas eu la chance d’apprendre à jouer d’un instrument lorsque vous étiez jeune, apprendre sur le tard peut s’avérer être un vrai défi. Mais quel beau défi! Offrir une ou plusieurs sessions de leçons de musique peut être une belle façon de motiver un proche qui n’oserait pas se lancer par lui-même. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Cours particuliers, inscription dans un conservatoire de musique, livres audios, tutoriels sur internet, applications mobiles… Il existe bien des manières d’apprendre à jouer d’un instrument. Par exemple, si souhaitez apprendre ou reprendre le piano, nous vous recommandons d’essayer l’application <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/piano-academy-learn-piano/id1390574671?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Piano Academy</a> </span></span>! C’est un outil très bien fait, qui reprend les bases, étape par étape.</span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Un livre </span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>Le cadeau idéal pour <strong>votre conjoint, vos parents ou vos grands-parents</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Voilà une idée de cadeau qui paraît toute bête, mais qui pourrait bien faire des heureux! Pour tous les mélomanes de votre entourage, qu’ils aiment lire ou non, pensez à offrir des livres! Biographies, romans, ouvrages historiques, ou encore albums d’images d’archives : une belle variété de choix s’offre à vous. Que cela traite d’un événement particulier, d’un genre, d’un instrument, d’un groupe, d’une période… vous trouverez forcément de quoi passionner votre entourage. </span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>La Singing Machine</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>Le cadeau idéal pour <strong>toute la famille!</strong></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>La <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://singingmachine.com/" target="_blank">Singing Machine</a></span></span> est l’indispensable de tous les fans de karaoké! Il existe plusieurs modèles de machines et elles remplissent toutes la même mission avec succès : vous permettre d’organiser des sessions de karaoké à tout moment, où que vous soyez. Le système son des Singing Machines est impeccable, et vous pouvez brancher plusieurs micros en même temps pour performer en duo ou en trio! </span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Utilisez l'<a href="http://onelink.to/43j7dw" target="_blank">application mobile</a> pour vous connecter à la Singing Machine via Bluetooth et diffuser plus de 14 000 chansons. Ou créez votre propre bibliothèque personnelle en utilisant le Karaoke Store et jouez-la sur votre Singing Machine via USB.<span><span><span> </span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Merchandising de vos artistes préférés</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>Le cadeau idéal pour<strong> les grands fans!</strong></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Qui n’a pas dans sa garde-robe un vieux T-shirt à l’effigie d’une superstar? C’est le genre de pièce que l’on garde pendant plusieurs décennies! Alors si vous cherchez un cadeau pour quelqu’un ouvertement fan d’un artiste, une pièce de la boutique de cet artiste peut être la meilleure idée cadeau de l’année! Entre les guitares dédicacées, les traditionnels chandails, les pins ou encore les médiators personnalisés, il y en a pour tous les goûts et tous les budgets! Et comme nos amies les stars ont plus d’une corde à leurs arcs, pensez également à leurs autres entreprises : marques de cosmétiques (coucou Rihanna!), de prêt-à-porter (salut Kanye!) ou même de whisky (allô Drake!).</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Nous espérons que ces quelques idées vous aideront dans la dernière ligne droite du magasinage de Noël! </span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/christmas" hreflang="en">Christmas</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/holiday" hreflang="en">Holiday</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraycmusic" hreflang="en">Stingray CMusic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/discover" hreflang="en">Discover</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-12/3-Gifts-selection.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="Emballage de cadeau" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:50:10 +0000 Lucille 640 at https://blog.stingray.com Holiday Movie Themes | TOP 5 FUN FACTS https://blog.stingray.com/holiday-movie-themes-top-5-fun-facts <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Holiday Movie Themes | TOP 5 FUN FACTS</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/114" lang="" about="/user/114" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Lucille</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 12/11/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Like last year and the year before, you’re running everywhere to find the PERFECT gifts, the PERFECT outfit for New Year’s Eve, the PERFECT Christmas shortbread recipe… and this quest of perfection is just stressing you out! </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>In the spirit of the season, we asked our colleagues what are their favorite holiday movie themes or songs. Here are fun facts about our TOP 5. Let the jingles bell!</span></span></span></p> <p><em>Listen to your favorite Christmas soundtracks on Stingray Music:</em></p> <p><a class="button" href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1307?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">🎧⏯</a></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="Home Alone" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0958082e-f125-4104-be5f-31a43cfd3f87" height="365" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Home%20Alone.jpg" width="261" /></div> <div class="col"> <h2><span class="color-white"><strong><em>Home Alone</em> theme by John Williams</strong></span></h2> <p><span class="color-white">You might not know him, but John Williams is one of the most famous music composers of all times. He is behind the iconic soundtracks to the <em>Star Wars</em> series, the first 3 <em>Harry Potter </em>movies, <em>E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial</em>, <em>Jaws</em>, <em>Superman,</em> the <em>Indiana Jones</em> series, the first two <em>Jurassic Park</em> films, and so many more including the theme to the first two <em>Home Alone </em>movies entitled "Somewhere in my Memory".</span></p> <p><span class="color-white">Not only has John Williams been critically acclaimed for his many masterpieces, but it is safe to say that his music is closely connected to many of our memories.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <h2><span><span><span><strong><em>A Charlie Brown Christmas</em> by Vince Guaraldi</strong></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>This classic animated film was released in 1965. By that time, the Peanuts comic strip was already beloved by millions. The creator of A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charles Schulz, partnered with director Bill Melendez and they got sponsored by Coca-Cola. The movie was done on the cheap and changed over time. For example, Coca-Cola’s logo was removed from several shots, and the movie has been cut to allow more time for commercials.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas was composed by American jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi. In 1964, Guaraldi also composed the music for a documentary on the Peanuts comic strip and its creator.</span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="A Charlie Brown Christmas" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4d980325-2b85-4a9e-8ed0-2652868bd980" height="234" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Charlie%20Brown.PNG" width="416" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Home Alone" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="cf70830f-b002-41ad-82d7-6a3f968bfe75" height="365" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Roland%20L%C3%B6sslein.jpg" width="261" /><figcaption>© Roland Lösslein</figcaption></figure></div> <div class="col"> <h2><span class="color-white"><strong><em>Harry Potter</em> theme by John Williams</strong></span></h2> <p> </p> <p><span class="color-white"><span class="color-white">As</span><span class="color-white"> previously mentioned, John Williams composed the theme for the first 3 Harry Potter movies. The instrumental track, Hedwig's Theme, became the theme for every following Harry Potter film. </span></span></p> <p><span class="color-white"><span class="color-white">The composers of the other 5 Harry Potter movies (Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper, and Alexandre Desplat) reinterpreted the original Hedwig's Theme.</span></span></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <h2><span><span><span><strong><em>Love Actually</em>’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Olivia Olson</strong></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>In the movie Love Actually, young actress Olivia Olson performs an incredible rendition of "All I Want for Christmas Is You". We all know Mariah Carey’s original version, but Olivia Olson brought it to another level! Even if her live performance in the movie only lasts </span></span></span>a few minutes, it is etched in our memories. In 2009, the actress and singer admitted in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the team behind the movie asked her to sing it worse than she actually could to make it sounds more like a 10-year old girl.</p> </div> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p>                 <img alt="love actually" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0f969ed7-ec4d-4f3a-8ad5-29b32cfc6843" height="336" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/love%20actually_0.jpg" width="227" /></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="mean girls" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="429ddb8a-9491-4f77-9d99-f407113f551a" height="359" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/mean%20girls_0.jpg" width="292" /></div> <div class="col"> <h2><span class="color-white"><strong>"Jingle Bell Rock” by the cast of <em>Mean Girls</em></strong></span></h2> <p><span class="color-white">Mean Girls is a pop culture classic. Even if it is not really a holiday film, one scene makes it a seasonal classic. In this scene, the Plastics, the most popular girls in school, perform their own – quite girly - rendition of “Jingle Bell Rock” at a talent show. Their version, choreography, costumes, and glitches, totally revamped this vintage ‘50s Christmas song. </span></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p><strong><span><span><span>Take a break, pour yourself a cup of hot chocolate, wrap your feet in a warm blanket, and binge watch holiday movies!</span></span></span></strong></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/holiday" hreflang="en">Holiday</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/christmas" hreflang="en">Christmas</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraycmusic" hreflang="en">Stingray CMusic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/50" hreflang="en">Stingray Juicebox</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/staff-picks" hreflang="en">Staff Picks</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-12/2-Top-10-Christmas-movies.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="Couple watching holiday movies" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cross-promo-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-12/Channel%20Thumbnail.PNG" width="269" height="268" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cross-promo-link field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Link</div> <div class="field__item">https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1307?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-cross-promo-body field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Listen to the</p> <p><a><strong>Favorite Christmas Soundtrack Channel</strong></a></p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:23:57 +0000 Lucille 638 at https://blog.stingray.com