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Spirit of Acadiana: Spirit Songs

Posted at 10:32 PM, Dec 24, 2019

When it comes to our favorite Christmas songs, some say keep it original. Others may enjoy switching things up with a remix. Students at Cathedral Carmel know there is more than one way to sing classics like "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

There's the standard way: "Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, had a very shiny nose, and if you ever saw it, you would even say he glows," sings one student.

Then, there's the non-standard version.

"Roo-roo Rudolph, twist and shout, shake it on out...Santa, coming to town."

That student didn't like the non-standard version, saying it was "the worst!"

There's the acceptable version...

"Then how the reindeer loved him, as they shouted out with glee!" sings another kindergartner.

And possibly unacceptable.

"Rudolph has all the money and like his nose...cause it glows."

"No, that's not how you do it!" I get told.

One student said "everything" about this version was wrong - "flying through the sky, on a foggy oggy night..."

It's all subjective, you see. Who can truly say that this way is wrong?

"Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, you'll go down in history, history, history!"

It's all a matter of interpretation, I say.

In the end, what truly matters are the amazing hearts and spirits of your friendly Christmas carolers.