Watching the carols live (and hearing the horsie do its thing) brings alive the spirit of Christmas in an even more joyous experience! Tonight was a balmy one and so we ended up just watching the annual show at home. It was nonetheless still a spectacular one, enjoyed by every single one of us - even the little ones!
I remember back in Manila, groups of children would knock on people's houses to sing carols in exchange for coins. In one night, there would be a few groups knocking and singing behind our closed gates. I have at some point experienced this traditional carol singing - not so much knocking at houses, but more like scheduled house visits. Sometimes I wonder whether my kids will get to experience this tradition of carol singing or if they will just associate carols to singing on stage/ or singing at church. Hmm.