7fe084b3a08f2b58427ed50d0d05905aMargaret, who sang in the seventh-grade chorus, was practising Christmas carols.

“It came upon a midnight clear…”

Betsy and Tacy were practising for the high school Christmas program.

“The first Noel, the angel did say, Was to certain poor shepherds, In fields as they lay…”

Betsy was busy with choir practise, too. And there seemed to be a sound of carols in the air even when she wasn’t in chorus or choir. …This was going to be a wonderful Christmas.

(Excerpts from Betsy and Joe by Maud Hart Lovelace)