Start a Musical Family Tradition
Most families have their own traditions that vary from strange to, well, traditional, but what songs remind you of these good times? Singer/songwriter "Little Miss Ann" Torralba says you don't have to be a rock pro to make musical memories with your family. "In Filipino families, having a 'home' karaoke machine is very normal, so my three sisters, our husbands, the kids and our parents sing along to ours during the holidays. My sisters and I lean towards the '80s covers while our folks sing Sinatra tunes. Everyone has a blast!"
And if you're not comfortable belting out karaoke songs in front of your relatives, try adding a touch of tunage to your family traditions by creating a specific list or music library to play along in the background.
Download some of these ditties:
"Help!" by the Beatles. Make family chore day fun by adding a little background music that will get you movin' AND groovin'!
"Celebration" by Kool and the Gang. Pick a fun party song the whole family can boogie to for annual get-togethers!
"Caribbean Blue" by Enya. Rock your little ones to sleep every night with a siren song. Her voice is totally dreamy!
"All I Want for Christmas" by Mariah Carey. Deck the halls and shake your jingle bells!