Thursday, December 18, 2008

Caroling, Caroling Through the Town. . .

Caroling, caroling, now we go Christmas bells are ringing
Caroling, caroling through the snow
Christmas bells are ringing

Joyous voices, sweet and clear
Sing the sad of heart to cheer
Ding dong, ding dong
Christmas bells are ringing

It just wouldn't be Christmas without music would it? I bought a set of these carolers several years ago as a gift but I had such a hard time parting with them that I went back and got a set for myself. The caroling dog really makes the set, don't you agree?

I think it would be great fun to dress in period costumes and go caroling. The cold weather makes it even better because you're encouraged to sing loud to stay warm! That and the after party... There was a group of friends that I went caroling with at Christmas before moving to Florida. We went around to the nursing homes and shut-ins and sang. Then we all descended on the home of another friend for food, drink and a great party.

One of the nice things about caroling is that everyone can join in and have fun. You don't have to be an awesome singer to get together and sing Christmas songs - in fact, nobody expects perfection, just loud,joyful fun.

Listening to Christmas music makes me want to join a choir. When I was in school I sang in a couple of different choirs. I really enjoyed practicing together with the other members to produce each concert. It's been quite a few years since then and I'm sure I'm rather rusty, although I suppose with practice I could do it again. When my girls are grown and I have fewer demands on my time I think I'll give it another go!


RisibleGirl said...

About five years before I met BJ, I went to a church where they had an adult singles group for activities and things.

One of the things we did that I loved, was to go caroling at Christmastime. I love singing and love being in a choir. It was pretty much the only thing I liked about going to church (and I'll probably get struck by lightning after writing that!)

AnnieOfBlueGables said...

I did join a choir about 5 years ago and my life has never been the same. I also belong to the Church choir as well.
Sailor's mother's side of the family has a gathering on Christmas night and sing every single carol in the book. It is fun, but actually going around to houses would be much more fun. The stringed instruments would have to stay behind though.
thanks for the great posts.