Thursday, December 16, 2010

Advent Calendar: December 16

(This is post 16 in the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories hosted by

Prompt: December 16 - Christmas at School
What did you or your ancestors do to celebrate Christmas at school? We you ever in a Christmas pageant?

I have no idea what my ancestors did at school. My own school (of the basic suburban public variety) had Christmas programs each year. We were divided by class and grade. We stood on the steps of the stage in the multi-purpose room/cafeteria. We sang standard songs.

There wasn't much special about these programs, which is why they make for weak blog fodder.

My son's elementary school had a program each year for third graders. It's a musical play. Each person has a line and there is lots of singing. The year he did it, there was a western theme with some villains and a plot about saving the holidays. It was fun. This year he is in band and he toured two elementary schools. He also had a Christmas concert.

(Originally published December 16, 2009)


  1. I don't remember much in the way of Christmas plays when I was little either. I do just barely remember a song and bells concert when I was in lower elementary.

  2. I'm hoping that when I scan old photos (as I plan to do during the break), some memories will come back.