Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas caroling then and now

First we found this in our mailbox

and then on the appointed date, 14 little Girl Scouts showed up on our doorstep with 2 violins and sweet young voices. They sang us a song and then, as I brought out some cookies bought for the occasion, they offered as an encore a funny rendition of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. When it was all over all that was left was one cookie and some new memories. Well, we might have each had a cookie too.

As is often the case with happy events, we enjoyed anticipating their arrival. We talked about my Christmas caroling experiences as a teenager in Illinois where it was almost always snowy and bitter cold at Christmas time. My Hubby remembered going caroling once in S. California where he lived as a teenager and where it definitely not snowy or bitter cold. Last night was a mild and clear evening here in Atlanta fortunately.

Here is the cute version of Rudolph that they sang with gusto.

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
Had a very shiny nose
(like a light bulb)
And if you ever saw it
(saw it)
You would even say it glows
(like a flash light)
All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names
(like Pinochio)
They never let poor Rudolph
Play in any reindeer games
(like Monopoly)

Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say
(Ho Ho Ho)
Rudolph with your nose so bright
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?
Then all the reindeer loved him
(loved him)
And they shouted out with glee
"Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
You'll go down in history!"
(like George Washington)


  1. Awww... so very sweet!! :) Girl Guides are so adorable! lol!!

  2. I remember as a kid going around the neighborhood with friends and family singing Christmas carols. Nobody seems to do that anymore. Except in your neighborhood. Lucky you! P. S. Love the version of RRNR.

    1. The Rudolph song had us laughing - it was fun.

  3. My daughter used to sing that version of Rudolph. Rosy