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Christmas Carollers

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AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 6 Dec 2012 16:49

Just had one - well not a carol - "We wish you a merry Christmas" which is not a carol anyway - he got no Christmas cheer from me I can tell you - far too early - I haven't even got my sign on the door yet which will read "No Christmas Carollers thank you"

Eldrick

Eldrick Report 6 Dec 2012 16:57

I just keep a list in very small letters next to the smaller 'beware of the rottweilers with tourettes' sign.

No xmas carols, penny for the guys, trick or treats, jo hos, morons, preachers, salesmen, junk mail or aliens. Thank you.'

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 6 Dec 2012 17:03

I have a permanent sign to that effect already Eldrick - have a special one for Christmas carollers!!!

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 6 Dec 2012 17:06

Isn't it sad that they don't know any carols to sing. I have been known to open the door and say 'I will give you something if you sing a proper carol.' I don't actually mind if they sing the whole of 'we wish you a merry christmas', second verse etc., and sing it properly.

Annx

Annx Report 6 Dec 2012 17:07

LOL Eldrick, you could make a mint selling those signs. We never get carollers down this close as you can only see one bungalow from the end as the road bends out of view. They probably think it isn't worth the walk to look. The JW's did find us a couple of years ago though.....more's the pity!.

Julia

Julia Report 6 Dec 2012 17:08

Ann, I need three verses at least, and a chorus, and not until the week before Christmas, or they get short shrift from me.

And, all that Eldrick said in his second paragraph.

Money extorionists, the lot of them. Probably got their supplier parked round the corner. LOLOL

Julia in Derbyshire

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 6 Dec 2012 17:13

Well, me and my merry band of singers will be singing PROPER carols in a few weeks, including one in Latin! So ner ner ner.... :-D :-D :-D

...and we will be collecting for CRISIS so I shall be doing a lot of accosting of strangers and collecting... in between singing!

BC XX

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 6 Dec 2012 17:26

I like carol singers :- )

Foggy

Foggy Report 6 Dec 2012 17:27

BC, don't accost strangers in Sussex Gardens...LOL.

Foggy

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 6 Dec 2012 17:54

I will be going round with a group of lovely and intense friends singing obscure carols on evening of Friday 14th December. Please leave your front doors open that night and be ready to give us anything that you feel is fitting :-)

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 6 Dec 2012 17:54

Foggy, the station is our venue, should you be passing by! :-D <3

Foggy

Foggy Report 6 Dec 2012 17:56

John,
Like a bucket of water....LOL


Foggy

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 6 Dec 2012 17:58

BC I just love carol singing in these crowded places at this time of year. It makes it really special and breaks the trance of trying to push everyone out of the way to buy what you don't need and what everybody else doesn't want.

Hope you all have a lovely time at the station (with Foggy listening and clapping) :-D :-D

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 6 Dec 2012 18:20

Thank you John, and you too. enjoy the singing :-)

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 6 Dec 2012 18:33

BC A carol for us all to sing lustily:

At Bethlem in Jewry a city there was
Where Joseph and Mary together did pass,
And there to be taxed with many one mo',
For Caesar commanded the same should be so.

(Chorus)
Aye and therefore be merry, rejoice and be you merry,
Set sorrows aside
Christ Jesus our Saviour was born on this tide.

All together now.......

Can't hear the quieter ones at the back :-) :-)

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 6 Dec 2012 18:34

bucket of water!!! I'm on a water meter so I would have to come up with something else ;-) ;-)

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 6 Dec 2012 18:43

And when she had swaddled her young son so sweet
Within an ox-manger she laid him to sleep

(Chorus)
Aye and therefore be merry, rejoice and be you merry,
Set sorrows aside
Christ Jesus our Saviour was born on this tide.

Will sing that one especially for you, Ann :-D :-D

It is in my hymn book. Has anyone ever sung that carol??

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 6 Dec 2012 21:06

I've not liked carols since I had to spend Christmas in hospital some time back - schoolchildren came round singing carols for those of us left in over Christmas - we all cried our eyes out - they've never been the same for me since that day

MrDaff

MrDaff Report 6 Dec 2012 21:11

Reminds me, had a couple of JW's call last Christmas time - not good timing for them. Must nip up the loft and see if they're still there actually ...... :-D ;-)

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 6 Dec 2012 21:27

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D