CHR Christmas Climax: “The Grinch” & Sing-along

CHR Christmas Climax:

Margaret Sparicio '16

The climactic moment in Montrose’s week before Christmas festivities is the Common Homeroom where students view the movie classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and where the whole school sings “The 12 Days of Christmas.”

The valuable lesson about the true meaning of Christmas never fails to ring true in every girls life. Going down in history as the jolliest sing along Montrose School has ever seen, this past common homeroom filled the entire school with sounds of laughter, friendship and Christmas Spirit. Although a potent combination of “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer,” “Feliz Navidad,” and “Joy to the World” is always a school favorite, “The 12 Days of Christmas” rivets the crowd. The song is accompanied by common gestures for the stanzas for the first through fourth day of Christmas, but then the faculty comes in for the “five golden rings,” with the 6th-12th graders each developing their own rousing representation of their respective refrains.

As each grade pops up to sing its own part in the song and entertain the crowd with its choreography, the laughter and happiness that fills the room is contagious. No single girl is able to keep a smile off of her face. It reminds Montrose of the lesson learned in the Grinch movie:  “Maybe Christmas, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps… means a little bit more!”