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Readers urged to join online Christmas singalong

A northern weekly is inviting readers to get into the festive mood by singing Christmas songs for its website.

The Lancaster Guardian has launched its Sing a song for Christmas campaign, which aims to get organisations such as choirs and schools to warm up their vocal chords in the build-up to the festive season and build up an online bank of performances.

Groups are being urged to send in videos of their carolling exploits for the Guardian’s website, and it is hoped the number of submissions will be high enough for one to appear every day throughout Advent.

The project also aims to promote Christmas concerts and nativity plays taking place in the Lancaster area.

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Reporter Gemma Sherlock said: “We just thought it was a good way for readers to get involved on the website.

“There’s a bit of a craze for Christmas videos on the internet at the moment and we thought we’d bring that Christmas spirit online too.”

She added: “We don’t just post the video online.

“If the group concerned are holding a concert or nativity at school we post a few details about that as well, and we’re hoping to create a sort of visual Advent calender.

“It’s looking quite likely we’ll be able to do that given the number of videos we’ve had in so far.”