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November 29, 2018

How Xfinity X1 Can Take Your Holiday Party to the Next Level

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Make your holiday parties even more festive with the best tool at your disposal: your television. With the help of Xfinity X1 apps like Pandora, iHeartRadio, Stingray Karaoke, and YouTube, you’ll be rockin’ around the Christmas tree all season long.

“Yule” love this

If there's no yule log burning on your TV screen, is it even a holiday party? The crackle and pop of a cozy fire can be had with or without an actual fireplace, thanks to the videos on YouTube (and its many generous users).

Another festive favorite is the three-hour-long “A Very Happy Yule Log” from the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel. Watch an adorable dog and cat prance (and nap) about perfectly wrapped presents, a twinkling tree, and stockings hung with care. Oh, and classical holiday music plays all the while, so the tunes are covered, too.

The perfect music mix for your mixer

Just in case you haven't already begun a Christmas-music marathon, we've got all the resources at your fingertips (or at your voice command). You can plan the perfect holiday playlist to get the party started, and keep jingling all night long.

Pandora can help you set any holiday mood. Want a chill vibe? Check out Peaceful Holidays, Folk Holidays, or A Classical Christmas. If vintage is your bag, Swingin' Christmas should do the trick, where Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and Dean Martin will keep you feeling cool. If A Charlie Brown Christmas or B.B. King is more your thing, the Christmas Blues or Jazz Holidays stations will keep those toes a tappin'. You can also have an upbeat-pop kind of time with Rockin' Holidays' steady stream of Mariah Carey, John Lennon, and even the Reverend Horton Heat.

If you’d rather turn up the volume on your favorite local station, just tap into iHeartRadio, where you can play stations from all over the country (many of which are streaming holiday music galore). One favorite? North Pole Radio, hosted by Santa himself, live from the North Pole! You can't get much cooler than that.

Happy holidays movie marathon

A Christmas flick (or three) on the screen is the perfect background setting for any holiday shindig. (It’s also a handy way to keep the kids occupied while the adults “mix and mingle”.) Some favorite, fun options now on Netflix include Love Actually, Christmas at PeeWee's Playhouse, and, drum roll, please … Mariah Carey's Merriest Christmas! Simply say “Holiday Movies” into your X1 Voice Remote, and instantly choose from the endless options.

Hark the herald … everyone sing!

Whether your caroling sounds like angels singing or Chipmunks squeaking, it’s no matter – Christmas karaoke is open to all singing abilities. If you haven't dug into Stingray Karaoke’s Xfinity app, then your parties haven't reached legendary status (yet). Karaoke on TV allows you to sing along to holiday hits with the carefree joy of the season. You can even choose a premixed playlist (there are even some for the kiddos) complete with scrolling lyrics to keep you on point.

Whether you’re throwing an intimate holiday dinner party or a festive festival, there’s an app right on your TV that can bring your holiday entertainment to optimal jolly status. See how Xfinity X1 can make your holiday party sparkle.

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