Saturday, December 10, 2005

Hark, the next door neighbors sing...

I just thought of something they don't do out here in California at Christmas. No one goes caroling. I guess I can't blame them, really--caroling in shorts and a t-shirt doesn't really have that Christmas feel to it. When you don't have a reason to wrap your hands around a steraming mug of hot chocolate at the end of the outing, there's really no point in going out in the first place. But wow--talk about missing out on a great tradition! Caroling was one of my favorite Christmas activities. :(

3 comments:

Mrs. Knapp said...

This is not true... When I was in college (in Orange County) we used to have a sorority/fraternity exchange where we all (a bunch of slightly intoxicated - ok, who am I kidding - tone deaf college punks) roamed the streets and tried to entertain the masses. We always placed bets to see how long it would be until the cops showed up and sent us back home. Hmm... Perhaps I should keep the questionable events of my youth to myself! ;-)

Alison Strobel Morrow said...

Hm, okay, so perhaps I should qualify my post with, "No one out here who isn't drunk or placing bets on how long they'll last before getting picked up by the authorities ever goes caroling...." ;)

Julie Anne Fidler said...

Alison, I live in Pennsylvania, and it couldn't be more picturesque. There's snow, there's Christmas lights, it's colder than probably the North Pole. And yet, nobody HERE goes caroling, either.

I think it's just an (unfortunate) sign of the times.