Go Christmas caroling sometime this Advent!
Why not plan a caroling party? Meet together to review some favorite carols, and even discuss their sources and history; then go caroling around the neighborhood, to the homes of shut-ins, or in nursing homes.
Got kids? As toddlers, our daughters would act out the Christmas carols we sang with their own plastic nativity sets. They didn’t need to memorize the words. And don’t hesitate to take children caroling with you!
The joy is contagious:
See Christmas nights at home for our favorite carol collections, histories and songbooks.
Update, December 13, 2010
Here are some carolers who braved the brisk temperatures last night to go caroling in our neighborhood (click any photo for a larger view):
What a privilege for Candace and I to host these happy carolers, and offer them hot chocolate and hot apple cider after they spent a couple hours outdoors, on one of the coldest nights of the year for us so far, warming neighbors’ hearts with the joyous sounds of Christmas:
Here’s Gabe conducting the still-enthusiastic chorus:
Thanks, Hannah, for organizing this caroling party!
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