Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Caroling

I know I haven't been posting much lately, there just hasn't been a whole lot of exciting things going on. Today however was awesome. For weeks I've been trying to get a group of people to go caroling with me. For my international friends this is an old Christmas tradition where a group of people will go door to door and sing holiday songs. As the years go by it is less and less common for people to do this. I myself have only gone once and it was more than a dozen years ago. So tonight was the night.

I was prepared with flashlights, coats, santa and elf hats, a CD to sing a long with and even print outs of the words to the songs on the CD.

We had a great turn out, we started off with 12 adults and one kid. Probably every third house the people came to the door and everyone was very receptive. Then, one guy heard us singing even though we were next door, he came out with his Santa hat on a joined us! Then, several houses later we hit the jackpot. The house was full of adults and kids who had planned on going caroling anyhow, so they joined us as well. They were great singers and we even stopped using the CD as a crutch. Some people even asked us for an encore!

At one point we had over 20 people! It was a great night. Thank you so much to everyone who joined in, you definitely made my Christmas ten times better and I know we brightened lots of peoples evenings.