December 20 is Go Caroling Day! So put on your warmest coat, do some vocal exercises and prepare to drink plenty of eggnog to wish your friends and neighbors a merry Christmas through songs. Caroling is a tradition we don’t see too much anymore. In fact, outside of TV commercials, you may have never experienced getting together with friends and going door to door to sing good tidings to your neighbors. Here are some of our favorite carolers to remind you of why we should keep the tradition going on Go Caroling Day!
Minions Who can resist the sweet one-eyed faces of minions with delightful voices to match? Even if you can’t understand what they’re singing, this video will not fail to make you smile.
Random Acts of Caroling A few ladies in Detroit tried to bring the tradition back last year — with their own twist. They got in a car and picked out businesses around Detroit to spread holiday cheer.
Britney & Ellen In its prime, caroling was a surprise act of good cheer to your friends — carolers knocked on an unsuspecting neighbor and they’d open the door to “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” or “Do You Hear What I Hear?” What’s surprising than that? Britney Spears and Ellen Degeneres appearing at your doorstep to sing Christmas songs.
Flash Mob Caroling Flash mobs and Christmas caroling aren’t new, but it never gets old. One of the Internet’s favorite is from 2010 at a Redondo Beach, CA mall. It’s not quite the same as a group of people showing up at your doorstep unannounced, but if spreading joy is the purpose, it did the trick.
Magical Christmas Caroling Truck If you live in Southern California, you may know about the Magical Christmas Caroling Truck. Since the mid-1980s, carolers have been hitching a ride in a 62-foot trailer draped with in a Christmas light display that would make Clark Griswold jealous. It’s a delight to everyone on the Toluca Lake and North Hollywood route. It’s not traditional caroling, but it works magic.
The tradition of caroling doesn’t get as much play as it used to, but it’s a custom we don’t want to forget. If you have a warm sweater, a good hat and friends with musical talent, restore the old tradition on Go Caroling Day!