24.12.15

Some Christmas spirit for you...

Caroling in Greece is somewhat different than what you see in the movies. It never involves pitch perfect people singing beautifully in harmony with bells. Nope. It's tiny humans who had no musical education in any way and can never sing on key with a musical triangle that they ring without rhythm or beat, banging on strange people's doors (always unsupervised,  which I find very unsafe and unsettling!) at the crack of dawn and you are supposed to give them money. Also, those tiny humans get very irritated if you expect them to sing the whole song, which most of them don't know all the lyrics.
 To all those people who allow their kids to come and ring my doorbell before eight o clock on Christmas eve, if I ever find out who you are, I will egg your house!

9 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

LOL!!!! Sounds like Christmas Eve at the church I attend. They never sing Christmas carols until Christmas Eve so I was so looking forward to it. Then, they have school kids up there singing, if you can call it that, drowning out the fantastic baritone I had waited anxiously to hear. And I mean they 'screamed' so they would be louder than him.
So disappointing. I wanted to throw eggs toss a few tomatoes. LOL!!!!
Mary

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sounds more like a Christmas Eve shakedown!

Magic Love Crow said...

LOL! You made me laugh! LOL! I hope no one comes knocking! If they do, hide! LOL!

Leeanna said...

Hmmmm, a shakedown. I wonder if the police have been called on them yet.

angela said...

Lol that's funny. I never knew they did that in Greece. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas/winter solstice. Enjoy your wonderful family and stay healthy and strong xxx

jaz@octoberfarm said...

it sounds like xmasween. i hope you have a good one anyway!

Magaly Guerrero said...

In the Dominican Republic, the group is of mixed ages--everything from can barely walk and talk to the ones missing teeth. And yes, often no one can sing. The singing group begins to visit homes a bit into the evening, and the house owners feed them ginger tea, coffee, cookies... It's quite fun. ;-)


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AiringMyLaundry said...

Haha, yes, I would not be happy either.