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Christmas Festivity

Sunday, 7 December 2003 Leave a comment Go to comments

Our Parish Church presented “A Programme of Christmas Festivity” this evening. For two hours this evening we sang songs, listened to readings and heard songs. The first half was mostly readings from Dickens. We heard a humourous reading from “Pickwick Papers”, a scary reading from “Great Expectations”, and a Christmas reading from “A Christmas Carol”. There was a humourous story called “Absent mindedness in the Parish Choir” which was a story about a sleepy band who forgot where they were and played pub songs at the end of the sermon. Then we sang the Twelve Days of Christmas with great gusto. Half way through the evening, there was an Interval with mince pies and mulled wine (both of which were a new experience for us). The second half of the evening was an enjoyable mix of songs and very funny readings, including “The Wedding of the Painted Doll”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, “Silent Night”, “Old Sam’s Christmas Pudding” and lastly “Oh, Come All Ye Faithful”.

Besides being a spectator for the evening I got to do part of a reading as well, as the narrator in the Dicken’s piece from Great Expectations. I believe the organizers thought that there was some irony in having an american accent read the narrators part of Dickens. I believe they were right. 🙂

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