How to make your parents dance

Monday, 24 December 2007
by flaneur
filed under Tips and Tricks
Comments: 10

Like many others at, I’ve left the warm, ball-filled embrace of Last.HQ in London and headed home to my family for the holidays.

Since arriving in my arctic homeland, I’ve been wondering if there was a way to shake up the old routine of tired holiday carols, marathon dinners, moose racing, and rambling uncles; a way to bring a bit of the ol’ magic home. (Christmas tag radio notwithstanding.) And that’s when I hit upon THE ULTIMATE PLAN. Better yet, you can reproduce this party in the comfort of your own home!

What You’ll Need

  • An internet connection
  • A computer that can be plugged into a large set of speakers
  • A house full of relatives (including but not limited to parents, sisters, second cousins, and loud uncles) who secretly want to party

What To Do

  1. Wait until dinner has ended and holiday drink consumption is in full effect
  2. Go to the room with the speakers and clear away any rugs, Christmas trees, babies, lebkuchen, or anything else which might impede dancing madness
  3. Load this page to queue up an hour and a half of the finest old-school rock and roll, direct from our recent party in London

It can’t fail, especially if you have relatives that grew up in the 1950s. Happy holidays everyone…