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The 2011 Christmas Livestreams, also called the Yogscast Christmas Goat Giving Special, were the first annual charity livestreams, where Lewis, Simon, Duncan, Sips, and many others streamed a number of games over the course of December. The aim of the livestreams was to raise money for Oxfam's 'Give a Goat', where goats were sent to third-world nations in Africa to support families and villages. The broadcasts officially started at 7PM GMT and lasted around 6 hours. On the main channel, there was a series of daily "calendar videos" to accompany the streams.

Donations were handled through JustGiving. All revenue earned from (Now was donated as well. In March of 2012, The Yogscast was named JustGiving's Most Popular Fundraiser of 2012 for their work.[1]

The livestreams were broadcasted out of Hannah & Lewis' basement throughout the month.[2] Sips became more popular and eventually began making his own videos on his channel. By the end of December, Sips had amassed a total of 25,000 subscribers, much to Simon and Lewis' surprise.

Over the course of the 2011 Christmas livestreams, a total of £62,328.69 ($96,755.94[3]) was raised from 3,615 generous donations.[4] A grand total of £66,040.30 ($102,514.55) was donated including Yogscast revenue and Gift Aid.

2011 Event GuideEdit

Date Event
Saturday 3rd OpenTTD with Lewis, Duncan & Sips
Sunday 4th Anno 2070 with Lewis, Duncan & Sips
Monday 5th Saints Row The Third with Hannah & Tinman
Tuesday 6th Serious Sam 3 with Simon, Lewis, Duncan & Sips
Wednesday 7th Worms Reloaded with Simon, Lewis, Duncan & Sips
Thursday 8th Trine 2 with TotalBiscuit
Friday 9th Call of Duty with Tinman
Saturday 10th DEFCON: Everybody Dies with Duncan, Sips & Daltos
Sunday 11th Demigod with Simon, Lewis, Duncan, Sips & Tinman
Monday 12th Dota 2 with Lewis, Sips, Rythian & Hannah
Tuesday 13th Star Wars: The Old Republic (Early Access) with Peva
Tuesday 13th Saints Row The Third
Wednesday 14th Star Wars: The Old Republic (Early Access) with Lewis & Sips
Thursday 15th Flatout 3 & other terrible games
Friday 16th Star Wars: The Old Republic (Early Access) with Peva
Friday 16th Cobalt with Simon, Lewis & Sips
Saturday 17th Insect Armageddon with Simon & Lewis
Sunday 18th X-COM: UFO Defense with Lewis
Monday 19th Hannah & Friends
Tuesday 20th Magicka with TotalBiscuit
Wednesday 21st Star Wars: The Old Republic with Simon, Lewis & Duncan
Thursday 22nd Terraria with The Creatures
Friday 23rd Minecraft with Jesse Cox
Tuesday 27th Dig-N-Rig with Lewis & Sips
Wednesday 28th Dungeons of Dredmor with Lewis & Tinman
Thursday 29th Lewis plays Random Games
Friday 30th Lord of the Rings: War in the North with Hannah & Duncan
Saturday 31st OpenTTD with Simon, Lewis, Sips & Rythian


  3. Historical monthly average GBP/USD exchange rate on December 31st, 2011 17:00 UTC of 1.55235 according to OFX
  4. JustGiving Donation Page
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