Hey there everyone! It’s December and that can only mean one thing: It’s time for my favorite annual event to take place! It’s time for the annual Yogscast Jingle Jam and I want to share it with anyone who doesn’t know about it yet.
What is a Yogscast and why does it jingle and jam?
The Yogscast is an entertainment company (that’s crazy to even say) spanning across multiple channels that had its start back in the days of classic WoW. The Yogscast began with only a handful of people who made random videos on a game they loved and grew in size and popularity when they began their focus on Minecraft videos. Time passed and today the Yogscast has grown from a small group of people who had no idea what they were doing in WoW and Minecraft to over 50 people who also have no clue what they’re doing but still manage to make some really funny videos and even host a massive annual charity event.
Moving on to the Jingle Jam, it is an annual tradition that had its start back in 2011 that aims to raise money for charity by having the Yogscast stream games and other nonsense everyday for the entire month of December. During its first year the stream raised a total of £66,040 ($102,988) for a single charity and had a focus on just playing games. Further years rose more funds, got a wider range of things to stream (from cooking shows to karaoke) and got a larger number of charities involved as well. Last year that they managed to raise a whopping £4,633,278 ($5,245,722) and allowed the choice of either 6 pre-chosen charities or let you choose your own from a list of over a hundred thousand!
Where does one watch and donate?
The streams can be found on Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/yogscast) and take place every day from 11:00 to 23:00 GMT. This week’s schedule can be found here:
Outside of those times participate in YogsCinema and vote on and watch reruns of some of their most memorable and popular videos throughout the years. Every stream is saved as a video on their channel so there’s no need to be worried about missing out completely on them.
For the past years donations have been handled through Humble Bundle (https://www.humblebundle.com/yogscast/yogscast-jingle-jam-2018) and lets you decide how much you want to donate and where you want that donation to go.
Highlights of the Past Years and Streams
GMTower Video Series (2012)
Lewis Wears a Sexy Bee Costume (2012)
Elevator Source (2013)
Africa Group Karaoke (2017)
Jingle Jam 2017 Rewind
Why Should You Watch Jingle Jam 2018 Streams
Musical Remixes of Past Years
To me the streams are special because they bring everyone together to relax and mess around during the holiday season. Every day has something new to watch and stars some of my favorite people on the internet and its all done for the sake of charity. They give off a cozy vibe and give me something to look forward to every single year.
It’s absolutely wonderful and the Yogscast was the main reason I even found GMTower when they streamed the original gamemode on the Jingle Jam back in 2012. They’re wonderful people and I’m happy to still be watching their content to this day and I hope you can enjoy them as well.