On a chilly but dry December night with the threat of snow later in the evening, a band of 15 adults (plus some children and one dog) took to the streets to go caroling door-to-door Thursday evening.
Organized by Monica Harris, after a quick 15 minute rehearsal around her piano (and fortified with some apple cider and gingerbread cookies), the carolers ventured out together to knock on doors along 17th Avenue NE and surprise residents with several familiar tunes. Here is a sample of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”:
At one house, the carolers were rewarded with cookies (see left). At another, a neighbor was so impressed he grabbed his coat and hat and joined in as the carolers moved up the street. At every house the reaction was tremendous, it was hard to tell who was enjoying themselves more, the carolers or the folks being serenaded on their doorsteps.