Amanda Rettig fondly remembers how groups of friends and families would go caroling – walking around town singing Christmas songs – through her Connecticut home town, a holiday tradition that united the community with the holiday spirit.
Now living in Belmont with her husband and children, Rettig is hoping to bring the same holiday cheer to her new home.
Rettig is putting together a plan for caroling in Belmont Center next to the Christmas tree on Leonard Street on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. The list of carols and songs is below.
It will be strictly BYOL – bring your own lyrics – so print them out or bring along your Kindle, iPhone or iPad. You can find the words to the music on the Caroling Corner website.
"Be geared toward families with little kids," so there will be "kid songs and bad singing," Rettig said.
Here's Saturday's play list (the first two verses)
1. Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer
2. Joy to the World
3. Deck the Halls
4. Jingle Bells
5. We Three Kings of Orient Are (Star of Wonder)
6. 12 Days of Christmas
7. Feliz Navidad
8. Frosty the Snowman
9. Little Drummer Boy
10. O Come, All Ye Faithful
11. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
12. Silent Night
13. We wish you a Merry Christmas
14. God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen
15. White Christmas
16. Hark, the Herald Angles Sing