Here’s an update for EM of Toronto, Canada. Hi EM!
Some kids in our neighborhood don’t do caroling anymore. They do ‘Christmas dancing’. They bring a boombox, wear costumes and makeup, and dance to the tune of lively Christmas songs. Of course they first inform the household chosen as audience to witness their performance and when the date and time is set, its show time. After the ‘Christmas dance’ the gifts or token (in the form of cash) are given just like in the old days. As I observed, the dancers and the audience have a nice time during and after the performance.
When we were young, we also went caroling and it was quiet an experience. No, we haven’t thought of Christmas dancing. If it was invented then, we would have danced to the classic tune of ‘Kampana ng simbahan ay nanggigising na…‘ or perhaps to the more upbeat then, which is Last Christmas I gave you my heart…’