We had mistakenly made the appointment at the photo place at the mall for the Saturday before Christmas, so our nerves were trying to recover. Note to self, avoid mall the weekend before Christmas!
We were were just getting home, still had coats on, standing in the kitchen going through the mail. I had just sent my oldest out with the smelly garbage, and hubby and daughter and I were reading the much awaited acceptance letter from App State. (Yay!)
The door was open so we didn't notice the 3 people that appeared in the doorway. Out of nowhere, they burst into song (very loudly)!
"Dashing through the snow...in a one horse open sleigh..."
I jumped, the dog started barking, and they continued singing like nothing was happening. We were trying to figure out what in the heck was going on! All we could do was just stand there, confused, while we tried to deal with this onslaught.
We realized these were friends of our daughter's who stopped by to wish her a Merry Christmas. A surprise show of what Christmas is all about.
So in honor of all the Carollers out there who try to bring Christmas Cheer to the rest of us, enjoy Jingle Bells by some real (dressed in costume) Victorian Carollers.
In reality, we thought they could have picked a better song. There was no snow here for one! Plus, we don't have a tree or any decorations up because we are celebrating Christmas in a new way this year, so it was all actually kind of weird. (We are forgoing the crazy rush of buying useless gifts, and celebrating just family and good food.)
And, they weren't even dressed up in Victorian wear!
But I am still glad they brought some Christmas cheer into our house. It was so unexpectedly thoughtful, a reminder of how the holiday season isn't about gifts and things, but friends and family.
Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday, full of fun, love, and good food!
|Merry Christmas from the Raige Clan|