Preparation

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Set up:

  • Set aside 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Print out these instructions
  • Find a pleasant, quiet location indoors where you and your partner can hear easily, and can freely move and sing together (as the mood strikes)
  • Collect:
    • Two chairs
    • A table (any size)
    • Water or favorite holiday beverage (additional refreshments optional)
    • CD player, iPod, or device with speakers or a traditional record player
    • Three favorite winter holiday songs – in recorded or website linked video. Have the selection include one favorite of yours and two of your care partners for the holiday of your choice (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Solstice, New Year etc.)
    • Family photographs and/or decorations from winter holidays
    • Small memobook or blank index cards and a pencil

Optional additions to set the scene: 

  • Songbooks, sheet music or song sheets
  • Musical instrument(s) which either/both of you play or have in the past
  • Fresh baked holiday treats or drinks associated with family traditions