On Friday evening we invited a group of young people (along with their young-at-heart parents) over for an old-fashioned Christmas caroling party. It was a frosty evening, but what else would you expect for December? We bundled up, and with song-sheets and flashlights in hand, headed down the street singing merrily! We even got brave enough to ring a few doorbells if it looked like people were home. The ones who came to the door seemed to enjoy our singing. Most of us hadn't gone caroling quite like that before, so we learned a few things. Mainly that we should stop to sing, not try to sing while walking. Next time we'll know!
I don't know how long we were out-- maybe 30 or 45 minutes--but long enough to get thoroughly chilled. We came back home for hot cocoa and coffee, a nice spread of yummy snacks, and spent the rest of the evening playing games and laughing.
Spending time with friends is one of the Joys of the Season!