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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Christmas Carols/Carolling (10/02/08)

TITLE: The Family Choir
By Donna Kohlstrom
10/03/08


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The Family Choir

“Sing to the Lord a new song. . .” Psalm 98, V1, NIV

I pictured the angels sticking their fingers in their ears when they first heard the sound coming from our family gathering.

At least thirty relatives were crammed into my grandparents 8 x 10 living room ready to sing Christmas carols. Those who couldn’t find a seat or lap to sit on, pushed up against each other in the two doorways. Everyone wanted to be heard.

My uncle Joe passed around a stack of Christmas carol books. “Okay everyone, it doesn’t matter whether you can sing or not. Grab a book of Christmas carols and join in.”

In his bellowing off key voice, he led us in “Angels We Have Heard on High.” Everyone joined in--even those who couldn’t carry a tune.

As I listened, I realized that my family had a genetic defect—no one could sing. Any singing should have been done alone in their shower.

The angels must have known we needed a Christmas miracle and joined in for our next song. Our loud, off key family of carolers had become a family choir.


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Jan Ackerson 10/09/08
This is very cute--I'd love to see it expanded. Write a bit of dialogue between two cousins, have someone say "oof" when Cousin Emily falls on her lap, show us the decorations on the mantel, that sort of thing. It's really a fun story.
Tessy Fuller10/14/08
Seems like a great start to something - as suggested earlier I would definitely expand on this.
Phyllis Inniss 10/15/08
This is humorous and sort of lively. Enjoyment is the keynote here and what better way than to do it as a family - and a choir was born.