Lyssi, My family isn't Eastern European, but that sounds like an interesting and yummy tradition. My aunt used to teach my siblings and her children German. She had spent a year and a half in what used to be West Germany serving a mission for our church. The same aunt also tried to teach us to sing and have an appreciation for classical music. Well, she taught us to sing three Christmas carols in German. We would go caroling to an older German woman we knew from church. She would gather all her friends together to hear us sing. Ruth Baker was one of the sweetest women I ever knew. My mother would always tell us not to expect to get anything from her, but Ruth never failed to give each of us a bag of cookies, a candy cane, and and an ornament. We performed for her ever year from 1984 to 1997. I missed our last performance because I was sick and breaking off and engagement at the same time. Kelly C knows what I am talking about. In 1998, Ruth was living in a nursing home and too sick to have all of us perform. I did go visit her that year. It was the last time I saw her. She passed away six months later, just before my wedding. That caroling is one of the most special memories I have of a Christmas tradition. Ruth would complement us that our German was so good, but I knew how much it sucked. We added other carols in English and Spanish, but we always sang the German ones. To this day, I cannot sing the first verse of Silent Night in English. I know it, but the German is so ingrained in me. It bugs everyone else. Thank you for letting me share. Kasondra Payne -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.371 / Virus Database: 267.14.3/209 - Release Date: 12/21/2005 To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.