Sunday, December 16, 2007

Advent Calendar - December 16, 2007

Christmas at School

What did you do to celebrate Christmas at school? Were you ever in a Christmas Pageant?

Here is a brief summary of contributions from fellow bloggers and links to their individual posts:

In the front row of desks is a newcomer, Cheryl, who presents Christmas Memories-Christmas At My Elementary School posted at Two Sides of the Ocean. A cousin of TK (who still has us reeling with her infamous union suit photo), she describes her school's Christmas program held each Christmas Eve in East Detroit, Michigan.

Meanwhile, Terry at Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi has a post filled with school memories in December 16 - Christmas at School. Covering the gamut of an early printing process to buying presents for teachers, he brings us memories of the holiday season while attending school.

Christmas At School presented at CanadaGenealogy, or 'Jane's Your Aunt' has Diane drawing a blank when it comes to Christmas activities at school. But she imagines what efforts it took her teachers to organize Christmas carol singing.

Why do I get the impression that Randy at Genea-Musings was a handful in school? Do not be fooled by his shyness as he presents Day 9 - Christmas at School!

Janet presents School - Christmas concerts posted at Janet the researcher. She remembers Christmas concerts while attending school as well as activities when she taught school.

Miriam has a very interesting post entitled Advent Memories No. 16: Christmas at School posted at AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors. Hear about her various starring roles in school holiday plays while growing up in Alaska.

At Creative Gene, Jasia in Christmas at My Elementary School remembers back to a time of Christmas celebrations at school. Her memories include parties, recitals and singing some of her favorite songs.

Lori offers us a perspective as both a student and a teacher as she presents Christmas at School posted at Smoky Mountain Family Historian. She also remembers playing in the school band as well as performing in the church pageant.

Chery has a story of a broken bell as she presents A Christmastime Lesson Learned posted at Nordic Blue. Hear how she learned a lesson the year she traded a gift from Santa.

At Apple's Tree, Apple keeps her post short and simple in Christmas at School. We know that up in Snowville she is digging out like the rest of us Northerners!

In The Shepherd-Chief by Stephen at Steve's Genealogy Blog, hear how a case of Chicken Pox derailed his chance in the spotlight at the school pageant one year.

Lastly, in Christmas Cut-Up at Destination: Austin Family, hear of my antics in Catholic school and how I constantly embarassed by mother to no end.

I just noticed as I put this "rollup" together, how many of us genea-bloggers are or were school teachers!

Check back tomorrow for more submissions on the next topic: Christmas Church Services

1 comment:

Apple said...


Thanks for including me! Mine was so short I didn't bother submitting it. Sorry you had to look it up.

We actually haven't gotten very much snow so far but you won't hear me complain about that! Lots of sleet today.

I know how much work this must be for you. Thanks again.