Tuesday December 16, 2003

Caroling, caroling

[One more meme, this time from Sunday Brunch]
It's either the most loved or most loathed ritual of the Christmas season: the Christmas carol. (Inspired by Bonnie having "ding dinga ding, ding dinga ding, ding dinga ding" or also known as "Carol of the Bells" stuck in her head.)
(And now, so do I. Gee, thanks Bonnie! :-)
  1. Do you have a favorite Christmas carol? If so, what is it and why is it your favorite?
  2. What is the one Christmas carol you absolutely can't stand to hear?
  3. Have you ever gone out caroling?
  4. If you had to pick a character from Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", which character would you be?
  5. How many Christmas recordings do you own?

  1. Do you have a favorite Christmas carol? If so, what is it and why is it your favorite?
    I'm partial to Silent Night. It's pretty and I like the story behind the writing of the song.

  2. What is the one Christmas carol you absolutely can't stand to hear?
    Only One? Probably Jingle Bell Rock although there are many of its ilk that I cannot stand. But these aren't "carols"; they're just songs played at Christmastime.

  3. Have you ever gone out caroling?
    Not that I can recall; perhaps when I was in elementary school / Sunday School...

  4. If you had to pick a character from Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", which character would you be?
    If I had to pick? Say to play the role? The Ghost of Christmas Past appeals to me somehow. Or Mrs. Cratchett, perhaps. In the Muppet Christmas Carol my favorite character is the little boy (played by Bean Bunny) Scrooge accosts from his window on Christmas morning.

  5. How many Christmas recordings do you own?
    Several dozen, nearly all instrumentals. A few years ago my sister bought both of us Percy Faith's Music for Chsirtmas on CD; we'd both grown up listening to this on LP vinyl for many Christmases!

I'm almost afraid to mention that one of my favorite Christmas songs is by Tom Lehrer...

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