I’m not going to deny it. I love Christmas and everything it represents. I even have a Christian website ( www.makingchristknown.com ) that tells all about the holidays. I hope this tradition doesn’t go away like so many other holiday events.
The thought of seeing the Christmas carolers still produces a warm and fuzzy feeling for me. And, for many other people celebrating the holidays, these talented singers evoke a special part of Christmas, and without them, the holiday would not be the same.
The Tradition of Christmas Carolers – Still Going?
There is something beautiful about hearing Christmas carolers outside your home, singing in beautiful harmony as the snow falls and twilight looms. Some sing traditional carols while others choose to go with more modern songs.
Sadly, this is a tradition that has somewhat died out due to safety issues, but you can still find holiday singers in your community if you want to hear some marvelous singing at Christmas time.
High School Holiday Musicals
You may find that schools and other groups put on holiday themed shows that feature Christmas carolers and other musical acts. The school band and the school chorus might perform a magical program meant to inspire the magic of the holiday season.
These events are sometimes free, and at other times, they are used to raise money for your school music programs or local charities.
I remember these singing shows quite clearly from when I was a child, and it became an annual tradition to go see the carolers and the school band perform. They gave a beautiful twist to many of the Christmas songs I knew and loved.
Booking Professional Singers for Christmas
In some instances, professional Christmas carolers can be booked for your holiday events. You may find groups of four, much like a barbershop quartet, or you can find a full chorus of Christmas carolers to perform.
You may be able to choose what songs you want them to sing, and for how long you want them to perform. They can be the main attraction, or they can be a special touch to a special holiday gathering.
For large corporations, this may be a wonderful addition to the holiday bash you throw for your employees. If you have a party for your clients, this will be an excellent touch they will not soon forget.
Why not get together your own group and go caroling?
If there are simply no Christmas carolers in your community, and you really miss the tradition, there is nothing stopping you from forming a group on your own. Put an advertisement in the local paper and you will find that there are plenty of people who want to sing with you.
You can sing in your community, or you can put on performances for those who might be lonely around the holiday.
Retirement or nursing homes are great places for caroling and you will be well accepted. Not to mention, the Christian warmth you will feel in your heart when you see the joy on their faces. Many will sing along with you while you are singing their favorite tunes.
Don’t just show up
And, most of all, remember to have fun no matter if you are a Christmas caroler or an active listener! Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!
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