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I've never roasted chestnuts before. I've also never made a (successful) gingerbread house or chopped down my own Christmas tree. But every year, in the super early hours of Christmas morning, we get together with friends to go caroling.

After spending most of the late evening with family, a group of five-six of us will meet at a house and start dropping names of people we want to visit. Half the fun is in who we decide we're waking, so you definitely do not rush this part. Once theres a decent list of homes, we caravan over, quietly gather around their front step, and pick a song we think we know.

It's definitely too good of a holiday for this to receive anything but a warm response. We've been offered cake and cookies and seen old people in Christmas themed pajamas. You'll probably be surprised at how well you know the songs too, but if you forget the second half of Jingle bells you just follow the person next to you or repeat the verses. If you've never gone caroling before then tonights the night. All you need is a half decent voice, a scarf (not a necessity, but it helps for feeling festive under a clear Cali sky) and a few friends.

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