oh, those carolers

@SIMPLYD (78827)
Philippines
December 11, 2011 11:03pm CST
As early as now, a lot of children keeps going around the neighborhood to carol. We would give them PhP10.00. It’s a good thing though, that for the past week it has been raining, because it prevented us from more carolers. Oh yes I remember, we have a letter from the former high school teachers of our daughter. They are going to carol at home. So, we each contributed money at home , to make up for the PhP200.00 we are going to give them. Anyway, caroling only comes once a year and we know that it’s for their own cause too. Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. . . . . .
5 responses
@winterose (39921)
• Canada
12 Dec 11
I am 56 years old and never in my life have I seen carolers at my door
@SIMPLYD (78827)
• Philippines
12 Dec 11
So, it's not in your place's tradition to carol, winterose. It's so nice to have carolers, singing at night in your house. Makes you really feel that Christmas is on the air.
@tamirs (1808)
• Philippines
12 Dec 11
@ winterose,i wish you could see all these carolers here in our house every night. You'll be amazed at how many groups are passing by our house everynight.
• United States
25 Dec 11
We don't see that in our neighborhood anymore. I remember when I was in elementary and middle school, the choir used to go out, twice or three times during the Christmas holiday and go caroling throughout the school neighborhood, but not anymore. I guess the crime rate so high, people fear, I personally wouldn't feel comfortable letting my children go caroling with any type of supervision. But it is nice to hear the carolers, it is just to bad that around my town there isn't any. I normally just put on a music album at home with the kids and sing with them.
@SIMPLYD (78827)
• Philippines
27 Dec 11
Well, if the environment isn't safe indeed, the carolers will back off. But it's nice to know that you and the kids gets to sing along while a music album is being played. That's a really nice way of bonding with the family.
• Philippines
13 Dec 11
In my standards, I think you are way more generous to the carolers. I usually give them a peso because most of them come back every night. Just imagine if I give them more than that, I'll be broke! And I love to laugh at their lyrics..mostly it's mispronounced.
@SIMPLYD (78827)
• Philippines
13 Dec 11
I may be generous but i do take a hard look on their faces, because i warn them not to return again.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
12 Dec 11
I love to see and hear those sweet and cute little kids caroling.I give them some amount for singing.I do remembered back when I was a kid,I also love to do caroling in the neighborhood.
@SIMPLYD (78827)
• Philippines
13 Dec 11
Yes, those kids are so nice to look at , singing loudly so they could be heard. They may not be singing with good voice, but the effort to make the singing good is evident. Just like you, i did join some caroling when we were still kids.
@tamirs (1808)
• Philippines
12 Dec 11
Oh dear, while we only give five pesos to every carolers. Why, they come like water every night.Non stop. :-) Once they knew that we always give each carolers, they will tell the other groups that we are giving five every carolers.So each night we have a minimum of ten carolers. :-( That sure will leave us pennyless on Christmas.
@SIMPLYD (78827)
• Philippines
13 Dec 11
Really, they are that numerous groupings. It's a good thing that our neighborhood, is in an isolated place, where it's off the road. I think the children are afraid of going further to our neighborhood, because it's filled with trees and the way is not very much lighted. In addition, the barks of the dogs for each house maybe scares them. But there are brave ones who manages to carol. But i think, if the group will be that plentiful,we will also give lesser to accommodate them all. And oh, we really look hard on their faces so they can't fool us the second time.