Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Caroling

Why is it that no one goes caroling any more? Not that I really want to have to open my door to a bunch of strangers standing on my lawn singing but I'm curious as to why the tradition died out.

Any way, the reason for the title isn't because I have the urge to go sing off key on someone's doorstep. It's because of another Christmas decoration I have had for a lot of years. I'm pretty sure these have been around for at least 20 years.

In a way they are a bit creepy looking but yet I still like them.


14 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

It looks hand carved, and is very nice. Yet the singers seem to be screaming in pain. The faces are just creepy.

Andrea said...

I think people don't carol anymore because of tv, internet, yada, yada, yada. Carolers used to be a joy to hear and something for people to do. I used to lead a group of children in the neighborhood to go caroling every year. Now those children are grown and married, with children of their own. Wonderful memories! xxx

Regine Karpel said...

Great.

Sandra said...

they looked like they are carved of wood, which would make them look a tad creepy, but i like them to... i have never caroled or seen carolers, that must have been something they did in the North. Down in the deep south, that would be Savannah GA and then in KY nary a caroler did appear on the midnight clear... could be it was a big city thing, we always lived in the country

Pam Jackson said...

Never had carolers come to the house but we used to have them go from floor to floor in a bldg. I worked in for 21 yrs. It was really neat. Like you, I am not going to be a part of it cause I can't even carry a tune while humming! Great little carolers you have there. Thanks for sharing.

Out on the prairie said...

i have been out twice.I am in a flash mob group that goes every year

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I like them and I love decorations that have been around for a long time.

Grace said...

In this day and age? Out caroling? That belongs to a kinder, gentler (less paranoid) time. We did that when I was a kid - it was fun.

handmade by amalia said...

I think we've all seen too much TV to either knock on a stranger's door or open our door to one, singing or not :-) Happy Holidays, Ann.
Amalia
xo

Sandee said...

I don't know either, but that's sure is cute.

Have a fabulous day. Big hug to you and tons of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

BeadedTail said...

We've had carolers come to our house and it's pretty fun! I keep hoping they show up this year too but so far, nope.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi there, I've enjoyed seeing so many of your little pretty Christmas beauties all week... There are just so many memories which pour out of us when we open and display Christmas decorations... I love the little village. My Mom/Dad had a little village when I was a child... Back then they were uncommon (and not as elaborate as they are now)... I inherited that little village many years ago --but somewhere along the way through the years, I lost it... Sad about that now--since it would be an antique these days...

Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

peggy said...

hi Ann, I think your carolers are classic. I was at a craft show and a lady was selling carolers and doing really good with them. They also had them at the craft mall, so I'm sure we still like the idea.

Sharkbytes said...

Before records and radio, entertainment had to be live. And it was fun to invite the neighbors in for a festive drink (the wassail bowl). I know groups that still go caroling to places like nursing homes.

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