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Songfests on the CTA Santa Train

Regina over at Chicana on the Edge wrote to share her fun experiences on the CTA's Santa Train.

Santatrain_2 I haven't seen the train yet, but her story makes me want to try to catch up with it before Christmas. Now taking a little one or even a big friend would be a great Christmas gift.

Regina was happily surprised to catch the train one year. Unfortunately, the canned holiday music system was on the blink. So she asked:

“Should we switch to manual?” I joked and (the train conductor) chuckled. But as the train remained music-less, the switching-to-manual idea stayed with me. I made my way to the middle of the car and wondered if I should try it. I hesitated for a minute and then called out, “Hey, everybody! The music stopped so let’s all sing! "Jingle bells! Jingle bells!”

"They surprised me with such enthusiastic cooperation that by the second “Jingle bells!” my voice was drowned out. When we finished that one, I launched us into another, but by the third song a couple of boys were ready with “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and my job as leader was happily over. At my stop a few minutes later, I yelled, “I gotta go, but keep singing!”

Sweet story. I want to know when Regina is riding it so she can lead us in song too.

You can hear her sing a lovely version of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" on her home page. Just click on the red gift box under her picture near the bottom of the page.


What happenned to my post from early this morning? Taken down because it was controversial?

Bill, just for the record, I did not see any post/comment from you and thus didn't delete what I didn't see....

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas.... Tell me you're not singing the song now :)

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