The Christmas When Santa Joined The Choir

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The Christmas when Santa joined the choir, was the most musical Christmas ever. Since the end of December, he had been practising, though all the words he couldn’t very well remember. When Santa joined the choir the whole grotto shook – one of the bricks fell from the chimney, when he slammed shut his hymn book. The carol singers, who knocked at the door, came to see who was “so – ra – doh – fa – te ” – ing loudly more. The Christmas when Santa joined the choir, was the noisiest ever in Lapland – Santa stamped his feet so much, that it shook the floor of the bandstand. Rudolph the reindeer played the trumpet in the lead (no wonder that his nose was rather red indeed !). The snowman played the bass guitar (although made from ice, it was the hottest show in town, by far !). The gnomes were naturally, the best drummers that the grotto had ever seen – they were rather used to hammering nails and making toys, that it was easy for them to play for the girls and boys. The Christmas fairy, whose name was Mary, played the saxophone quite extra – ordinairy. The Christmas when Santa joined the choir, he tapped his feet to the drumbeat so sweet that even the robin sang out a tweet beat from on the seat. Of course, Santa’s favourite music was rock and roll – because he sat on a rock and when he sang, it rolled – no wonder that the all the tickets sold ! The concert was due to be held in the gnome’s garden shed … the elves prepared the seats – pots lined up in the flowerbed on the moss. Santa – the boss – said they needed candy floss, but Mrs. Christmas thought mince pies were a better idea … she baked two hundred for the guests (arriving on reindeers, flying in from the West). The Christmas when Santa joined the choir was so exciting. As the Christmas fairy waved her magic wand – the festivities went with a “TING !” in Christmasland. By Christmas Eve, because he’d rehearsed so much, Santa’s voice was hoarse, as such ! He stopped off for a sherry, before his singing became any worse … but then being merry, he sang even more, (and considerably worse, of course !). Other than those members of the audience who were short – sighted, the spectators were absolutely delighted. As Santa received an encore, fireworks ignited.

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Sing ! Sing ! Sing ! In The North Pole Choir

Circle the word “sing” in the words below.

rising

chasing

phrasing

bossing

raising

praising

dosing

cursing

hissing

fussing

messing

losing

casing

hosing

choosing

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Sleigh Bells Ring

Circle the word “ring” in the words below.aspiring

tiring

retiring

hiring

chairing

flaring

pouring

scoring

adoring

warring

starring

flaring

hearing

fearing

steering

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Tingle Tinsel !

Circle the word “ting” in the words below.exciting

sting

writing

skating

heating

plaiting

rating

blarting

cheating

casting

waiting

getting

wetting

putting

rusting

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Santa’s Hymn Sheets

Imagine there are 500 notes on each page of Santa’s hymn book. Write a mathematical equation to show what happens numerically during the following songs.

1. How many notes is that per line, if there are 20 lines ?

2. How many notes remain, if the page gets torn in half ?

3. How many notes remain, if one quarter of the page is wripped ?

4. How many notes remain, if there one third of the page is folded over ?

5. How many notes is that in one song, if it is three pages long ?

© Jacqueline Richards 2008

Answers :

1. 500 / 20 = 20 notes per line

2. 500 – (500 / 2 = 250) = 250

3. 500 – (500 / 4 = 125) = 375

4. 500 – (500 / 3 = 166.66 r) = 333.33334

5. 1500 notes

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