“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.”
A friend told me of being in a program and had to sing the verse above- the verse was changed to “washing their socks by night all seated on the ground, the angel of the Lord came down and said, ‘will you wash mine?”
How many Christmas programs will you attend this year?
My daughter is a teenager and her school doesn’t put on a program, but I used to look forward to making the costumes for her part. One year she was the partridge in the pear tree in the twelve days of Christmas. It was an excellent costume. A cardboard tree with a bird without a head; a hole cut out for her head and she wore a feathered mardi gras mask. I glittered it up and it was beautiful on the stage. She was so proud of her costume, we donated it to the school afterwards and I’m sure they used it in future productions. Later in the song she forgot her part because she turned to watch her classmates and the crowd got a laugh about it. Also we didn’t tell her dad which part she was playing so he had to figure it out, he said he kept looking for her and the song was half over before he realized she was the partridge- the lead part!
She and I used to also make up our own version of the twelve days of christmas, putting in our own items- "5 cubic zirconia gold rings, 4 cheap sunglasses, 3 pairs of boots, 2 tubes of lipstick, and a camera!" to which we would sing as loud as we could in the car on the way to school. Every day the items would change and it would always be funnier each time we sang it.
Laughter and memories are gifts of the season.
May you be blessed with laughter and wonderful memories this Christmas!
Peace and mercy from God our father.