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    Christmas Shake 2012: Holiday Cheer!


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     gregreesehd told me, 'The 2009 Christmas Shake video, was just a fun idea to show holiday cheer with something that people were already familiar with, shaking gifts to guess what's inside. I came up with the original song idea just after, Ghost on a Stick. Forest (Thomer) and I did the first video in late December just days before Christmas.'
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    We first did the "Christmas Shake" back in 2009. It's the Holiday Season 2012, and we're back! This time we want to get the whole world Christmas Shaking.

    "Christmas Shake" began as a 'silly song' and a simple quest back in December 2009. For the video, Forest Thomer and I came up with the idea of visiting downtown Cincinnati, Ohio and asking passersby to shake a gift wrapped box and help us spread some Christmas cheer and holiday joy!

    It worked!! The response was great! A few families had fun Christmas Shakin'. We had fun capturing them on video, and out of that day of holiday fun, the Christmas Shake Dance was born! Of course most our shakers were already somewhat familiar with the "Christmas Shake" concept. Lots of people shake their holiday gifts before they open them.
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