8 Best Events to Stream Right Now for Christmas Vibes

8 Best Events to Stream Right Now for Christmas Vibes
Christmas at The Royal Albert Hall is quite an affair

Don't let Grinch 2.0 steal Christmas—tune into these amazing events that are streamable all over the world

Prannay Pathak
December 24 , 2020
09 Min Read

A familiar scare is over the world again, with a new strain of the dreaded Coronavirus rearing its head in the UK, Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands. And despite the fresh lockdowns that have been announced in Australia and Britain, we have learned enough to not let Grinch 2.0 steal Christmas that easily. Here is a list of Christmas-related events that you can stream from all over the world. 

Emperors and Soldiers: Hans Christian Andersen Specials

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Bring Chicago’s much-prized holiday tradition to your screens with the Lookingglass Theatre Company’s superb reinvented adaptation of the beloved classic tale, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, by Hans Christian Andersen. Kitchen Zoo and Northern Stage, too, are updating The Emperor’s New Clothes, another Andersen story into an endearing Christmas story about two fashionista con artists.
When: The Steadfast Tin Soldier streams through December 27 and The Emperor’s New Clothes is available to watch till December 31

La Cenerentola

Gioachino Rossini’s classic opera based on the Cinderella story, directed by Peter Hall and recorded 15 years ago, is available to watch for free on the YouTube channel of the Glyndebourne opera house. Wondering why you should watch the Cinderella story all over again? Rossini’s version of the classic fairy tale does away with glibness and fantasy and peppers the plot with genuine emotion and moments of comedy.
When: The last stream is on Monday, January 4, 2021

Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall
Handel's oratio Messiah in progress
Christmas at the century-and-a-half London concert hall is an affair grander than anywhere else. The events include a night of carol-singing with the illustrious Royal Choral Society, a performance of Handel’s Messiah, and performances by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.
When: The stream goes on till December 31

Midnight Mass at Westminster Abbey

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Witness the historical Westminster Abbey’s Christmas Midnight Mass, including music by the abbey’s choir, a sermon and Holy Communion. The free livestream can be watched on the website. Prominent churches in India, too, have planned livestreams of their Christmas Midnight Mass.
When: 4.30am on December 25 in India

LA County Holiday Celebration
Los Angeles residents swear by this popular Christmas show that has over six decades, become a bona fide yuletide tradition. The star attractions include performances by diverse groups and artists including Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles, the Latin-folk group Cuñao, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, the Pacifico Dance Company and Palmdale High School Chamber Singers and Sunday Night Singers. And BTW, the event won a Los Angeles Emmy this year.
When: The event will have repeat telecasts on December 25 here

The Festive British Bake Off

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What: Londoners’ favourite go-to for artisanal food picks and fresh organic produce, Borough Market is doing fun cookalongs for everyone around the world. You can cook a one-tray Sunday roast with smashed pie, mulled wine pear pie and seared scallops in butter sauce with honeyed slaw. Just download the recipe and hit their Facebook for the cookalong video or simply visit the Borough Market website.
When: The series has ended but the cookalongs stay on their Facebook

Dick Whittington

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What: The classic story, padded with a fresh update for 2020 (with "slime and songs, unicorns and unruly villains") by Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd as a Christmas pantomime, is being hosted by London's National Theatre. The free-to-stream show is packed with some great songs, zany humour and bucketloads of silliness. 
When: The show can be streamed till midnight of December 27

The Nutcracker

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What: We digress a little and offer a bit of a continuation to our story on pretend-travel with our recommendation of New York City Ballet's show of The Nutcracker. Yes, it will give you NYC Christmas feels and features 50 dancers, a 62-member orchestra and over 60 children performers. Do not miss the ebullient and captivating 'Waltz of the Snowflake' dance and the amazing snow chant that precedes it. 
When: The show is on till January 3, 2021

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