Santa Claus is sleighing around Youtube this year, spreading holiday cheer on all those that make the Internet ring with Jingle Bells. Youtube is launching a way for you to make $5000 carolling without having to brave the snow.
Youtube Caroling is a new channel, sponsored by Marshalls and T. J. Maxx,and is hosting a carolling contest where singers can pick one of four holiday favourites, and attempt to win a $100 gift card.
To try and win the grand prize of $5000, contestants will have to try renditions of two original songs written by the sponsors, titled ‘Deck Yourself Out’ and ‘We Wish You A Better Way To Christmas Shop’.
Participants should use their webcams to record the songs, using either a karaoke-like interface, or by downloading both the lyrics and music for editing and then uploading the content to Youtube.
The contest is already gaining momentum, with over 500 entries thus far. Here’s one of them: