I think Christmas caroling is a lost art. Do you carol?
When I told Chris, my 23 year old Swiss grandson, that we were going caroling, he asked, “What’s that?”
I responded, “Do you know what carols are?”
Keep in mind that his language in Switzerland is French (even though with his mom – our daughter – he speaks English at home).
“It’s Christmas songs,” I explained. “We’re going to sing them at the Christmas stroll.”
Of course, that was a new concept for him, too.
“But I don’t know your Christmas songs.”
Not letting him off the hook, I explained, “We have books.”
“Who will we sing to?”
I told him about our annual custom of going door to door in neighborhoods or singing on the sidewalks downtown, going in and out of stores. He thought that was pretty strange!
“We’d probably get arrested if we did that in my town,” he puzzled.
Did he go?
Did he enjoy it?
And the frosting on the cake was seeing the front page of our local newspaper a few days later:
How did you kickoff your Christmas season?