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Christmas Caroling Lives!


Every year, my family and I go Christmas caroling on Christmas Eve…okay, some years we carol on the 23rd or maybe even the 22nd, but that’s only when there is some projected inclement weather.

But it never fails. Every year we don our Christmas hats (I dress up either as an elf or as Mrs. Claus) and we carol to friends and strangers. We prepare ahead of time and bake up lots of goodies like baklava, molasses sugar cookies, chocolate Rolo® cookies, shortbread, and other yummy Christmasy treats!

The best part? People love it! They love the fact that there are people in the world who still go caroling for Christmas.

We choose two songs, one secular and one religious, then another one that suits our sense of fun all before going up to the door. If my sister has her soprano saxophone, we also choose the key.

Some of our favorite songs to sing are:

  • Joy to the World
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • Jingle Bells
  • The First Noel

Since we can’t make it out to carol to everyone, here’s “Jingle Bells” from my album Jazzy Christmas to You! 

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About Jillaine: As a professional jazz singer who also studies law, savoring daily nosh with family refreshes me. You are invited to my table to try great food, hear tasty music, and join in upbeat conversation!

  • Tyler February 6, 2013, 1:23 pm

    Yes, Jillaine, you definitely keep the caroling tradition alive!! Thank you for all your support at Carollama and for your outstanding performance at the Riverwoods Mall!

    • Jillaine February 11, 2013, 10:10 pm

      You are welcome! I love helping Carollama!

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