With 2020 coming to a close, it’s important to stay productive, entertained and engaged.
We’re providing you with a mixture of festive and live performances, exercises, and fun virtual activities to explore throughout the month of December.
1. Catch the famously talented Radio City Rockettes in their Radio City Christmas Spectacular!
2. Watch actor Keegan-Michael Key and Ricky Martin discussing “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” virtually, along with their favorite holiday traditions.
3. Looking to get into the holiday spirit? Why not binge the 1993 recorded version of “The Nutcracker,” performed by the New York City Ballet.
4. Tour the Christmas Market at Charlottenburg Palace (in Germany)!
5. Watch the 2020 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree getting set up for the lighting event on December 2.
6. Handel’s “Messiah” is loved worldwide, especially around the holiday season. Catch Dream Orchestra perform “Messiah” part 1, conducted by Daniel Suk.
7. Sing along with the Choir of St. John’s College in Cambridge, as they perform moving Christmas Carols.
8. Watch the cast of “Almost Christmas” discuss the film in detail, as part of the BUILD series.
9. Enjoy this no-ads recording of “A Christmas Celebration“ performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2014.
10. Check out this vintage recording of “The Making of Home Alone,” filled with interviews from the Christmas classic’s cinematographer, executive producer and more.
11. Do you miss traveling? Why not explore Vienna from home? Watch this 360-degree virtual tour of Vienna at Christmas time.
12. Watch pro acting coach Raquel Gardner break down 12 Keanu Reeves performances. Then, circle to Casting Networks’ YouTube channel to see Gardner’s YouTube live stream interview, recorded back in August!
13. The Hollywood Reporter held an interview in October with Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Marielle Heller, Moses Ingram and Harry Melling to discuss the new limited series “The Queen’s Gambit.”
14. If you’re searching for more “The Queen’s Gambit” content after The Hollywood Reporter discussion, jump over to the 92nd Street YouTube channel, where the creator and cast of the television serieshave a conversation with actress Jodie Foster.
15. Table reads are a true necessity on the 2020 watchlist. In case you missed it, catch up on table reads for “Archer,” “Black-ish“ and “The Irishman.”
16. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation has an excellent library of “Career Conversations” on their YouTube channel with actors like Eddie Murphy and Maggie Gyllenhall. Check them out here!
17. In September, Oprah Winfrey had a powerful interview with Tyler Perry. Watch the full interview for insight into his past, present and future.
18. Have you caught up on “The Crown” yet? Watch how Emma Corrin found Princess Diana’s voice in “The Crown” season 4. Then, jump to this video where the cast tells season 4 filming stories!
19. YouTube occasionally offers free feature films to view from the comfort of your home. Why not check out a classic? “Guys and Dolls“ starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra is available now.
20. Check out Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi’s full “La Traviata” opera in HD!
21. Have you seen the new Australian Netflix series “Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun“? Check out the behind the scenes video, where they explain the ‘Aunty Donny’ production house.
22. Watch Tracee Ellis Ross, Jill Marie Jones, Golden Brooks and Persia White reunite virtually as they discuss “Girlfriends“ on the 20 year anniversary.
23. Get lost in the “Off Camera with Sam Jones” series on YouTube. The series boasts over 200 episodes with star-studded guests like Uzo Aduba, Jenna Fischer, Jenny Slate and so many more.
24. The Casting Directors Association (CDA) has some excellent YouTube videos geared towards actors and those with a passion for casting. Check out the Zoom Casting Extra Trips by Pearson Casting and this quick video of how casting director Mark Pettit got into casting.
Exercise & Meditation
25. Headspace’s YouTube channel shared a 12-minute guided meditation led by Andy Puddicombe in Yosemite Valley. Headspace shares helpful short meditations on their YouTube channel as well. Make sure to give it a try.
26. Learning TikTok dances already? Why not try this 15-minute TikTok dance party workout. Nothing is needed but YOU!
27. Gandalf Archer Mills choreographed a 40-minute body jam workout. Make sure to work at your own pace, as this video is not for beginners. The warmup is included!
28. Ready to push yourself? Check out BullyJuice’s YouTube channel for a 20 minute, full-body workout that you can do from home!
29. If you haven’t already, try a nighttime sound bath, great for relaxation and sleep! Tune in via the Goop YouTube channel.
30. If you need to incorporate some new daily activities, why not wake up, warm-up and stretch? Check out Mady Morrison’s full-body 15-minute workout to improve your daily flexibility and motion.
31. Still working from home (and the whole family is around)? Grab the kids and do a workout together! Check out this “Kids Workout Dance” video featuring music from Despicable Me and more.
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