At the start of the Christmas week, Florian Silbereisen (41) presents the Christmas show to sing along to: “Everybody sings Christmas – the big Advent festival singing 2022” will be broadcast on Monday (19.12.) at 8:15 p.m. on the first.

Stars such as DJ Ötzi (51), the Kelly Family, the Princes, Thomas Anders (59), Ross Antony (48), Ella Endlich (38), Daniela Katzenberger (36 ) and Lucas Cordalis (55) the most beautiful Christmas carols. The hit stars will also perform with clubs and other groups. According to the announcement, “from the cooking club to the motorcycle club, from the sumo wrestlers to the drag queens, from the handball players to the dance guard, from the dentist’s office to the supermarket”, everything is included. There is also a Christmas present for the great commitment, with which the host surprises in the form of a prize draw.

Singing together makes you happy, the experts agree. The Leipzig musicologist Dr. Thomas Schinköth, himself a passionate choir singer and conductor, even told the MDR that singing “releases happiness and bonding hormones, opens all the senses and sets the whole body in motion”. In addition, “especially when singing in a choir, the need of the social being human being for community and togetherness is fulfilled,” Schinköth continues. You also need each other: the singers “listen to each other, form harmonies together and resolve dissonances together”.

According to experts, singing together even helps against depressive moods. Musicologist Prof. Dr. Gunter Kreutz from the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg confirmed to the broadcaster: “It has indeed been shown in recent years that singing is associated with the release of hormones and neurotransmitters that activate the reward system and thereby significantly increase the subjective mood .” This also works for people who are not feeling well or who are suffering from depressive moods. Singing is of course “not a cure”, but at least feelings can be regulated with it and one can find one’s own emotional center.

It is not yet clear which Christmas carols will be sung in the program “All sing Christmas”. From the German-language classics like “The bells never ring sweeter”, “Oh Tannenbaum” or “Silent Night” to international and more pop songs like “All I Want for Christmas Is You”, “Last Christmas”, “It’s Beginning to Look”. a Lot Like Christmas”, “Driving Home for Christmas” or “Feliz Navidad” everything is imaginable.