FC: Christmas | Tradition | The Robinson Family Carolers! | A
1: Recording our First CD, 2003
3: "It sounded like you were in the room!" ~ Grandpa Scott ~
4: 2nd CD, 2008 Time to add some brothers-in-law!
6: "The first time the Robinsons came we were so thrilled and uplifted by the beautiful singing and the Spirit they brought into our home. Each year since then, they have come and blessed our Christmas Family Home Evening with their beautiful caroling strains and spiritual presence." ~ Carol Ohms ~
7: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
8: I feel so grateful to be raised in a musical family! This year (2012) was the first time I've been able to carol with the family in quite awhile, and I actually got a little teary eyed as we sang this time. After only having the CD to listen to, I realized that it's nothing compared to being in a family's home, blending our voices, and feeling the spirit again. I love being a part of something that truly brings the spirit of Christmas with us. ~ Carrie ~
9: Some of my earliest memories are of caroling. I remember the older sisters teaching me the words to Innkeeper, and I remember always loving Carol of the Bells. My favorite memory was making the candy to take caroling, because I got a lot of it-- except for the peanut brittle. That was nasty! | ~ Darren ~
10: "It isn't Christmas without their visit! I cry every time as I listen to the sweet gift of music and true meaning of Christmas expressed through their beautiful voices! I think them coming into my home is my very favorite Christmas gift..In fact I know it is! Love them... and next year I am for sure taking a picture!! I get so wrapped up in the spirit of it all i have not even thought to do that! Please express to them what a special service they are doing through this loving gift!!!" ~ Marsha Millett ~
11: My favorite part about caroling is when the music touches the hearts of those we sing to.,,,,especially when tears come to their eyes. I love the power and spirit that comes through singing the hymns of Christmas. Music has a way of healing and comforting that no words can express. What a precious gift our parents have given us. ~ Kathy ~
12: All I know about the Robinsons and caroling is that they must be in great demand, because I think they go every Christmas, and a lot of times to the same places. I think it's quite the tradition, and I've heard from others that they enjoy it. We're nothing but impressed with you guys, you seem to have more talent than most! ... Grandma has said that those Robinsons are really smart, and with their musical ability, you are a lot more on the ball than lots of people. So keep carrying on. ~ Grandpa Robinson ~
13: Sarah Ohms Poe said, "I thought it was great that my first year away from my Ohms family for Christmas (I went to West Virginia with my husband's family), I still got to hear the Robinsons Christmas carol, because my dad called and let me listen over the phone!" | "We love it, we love it, we love it. Don't stop! It's so fun, what a great family time." ~ Aunt Cheryl ~
14: "Christmas isn't Christmas, until the sweet voices of the Robinson family are heard. Most every year, at one of our homes, family reunions, Christmas Eve, or sometime during the holidays, the Robinson's come. Their beautiful blending voices are like none other. Love them, and their service to us" <3 ~ Karla Reynolds ~ | Dennis Ohms said, "The Robinsons should be on America's Got Talent, or, like the Osmonds were on Andy Williams, the Robinsons should be on entertainment shows like -- what is on now? -- The Tonight Show or Oprah or something."
16: Growing up with all the sibling squabbles and rivalries, singing unified us and made us work together. You know the quote "Strength in numbers", well we definitely have the numbers, and when we sing together, I feel strength of being part of a strong, supportive, loving, family. In the vulnerable, humble state of singing, we are able to feel each other's spirits and share that spirit with those we sing for. We are always happy when we sing together:) Singing=Bonding time Singing kept the peace and brought the spirit into our home There are so many caroling memories! There were many a soar throat after the caroling marathons at Christmas time;) We would only stop when we realized we were waking people up to come answer the door! haha Remember the time we came home from caroling and everybody needed to go to the bathroom but our porch was full of presents! "As you see typed up on your family Christmas program/agenda, the Robinson family will come sing to us at some point throughout the evening" -Ohms family ~ Cindy ~
17: "We have looked forward to it every year. Your family is the best." ~Dave Peterson~
18: Christmas Caroling - so many memories and emotions crowd into those words. There was no other situation where I felt so connected with my family. Blending our sound together, and feeling the spirit from the music, and watching our friends getting emotional, it filled me up. I knew we were part of something truly special. | Christmas Caroling - so many memories and emotions crowd into those words. There was no other situation where I felt so connected with my family. Blending our sound together, and feeling the spirit from the music, and watching our friends getting emotional, it filled me up. I knew we were part of something truly special. ~ Sheri ~
19: "Can I say how much I love your family and I miss their beautiful music" ~ Stephanie Carpenter ~ | Whenever I think of memories with my family, they always include singing. Whether in the car on road trips, church choir, and especially for Christmas! We were always singing and making up beautiful harmonies. Music truly brings peace to my soul. ~ Kristy ~
20: Caroling is one of my favorite things about Christmas. It has been the main tradition in our family since before I can remember. I love the feeling of being united with my family to bring joy to those around us. My favorites are those families who have included us in their own Christmas traditions. Singing with the family has been has been a major factor in who I have become and I love it. | ~ Emily ~
21: "I LOVE when your family sings. you are all so talented!" ~ Jeannie Sawyer Johnson ~
22: I loved the fact that we grew closer together as a family because we were serving other people. Even though many times it was freezing cold, and we began the night complaining, we always ended up in good spirits because of the smiles we brought to other people! I think the funniest thing about caroling is how we never do 2nd versus but we all still hesitate to begin the 2nd verse anyways :) lets see, the other thing I remember is when it was just Emily, Darren, and I and we only went to a few houses because it was so weird without the whole gang :) Last of all, I'll never remember bro. Higgins' tears every time we sang to him. ~ Skot ~
23: When we caroled long distance to Annie while she was on her mission, there was a whole lot of love, laughter, and tears. We love you Sister Robinson!
24: [ Your caroling is ] glorious, wonderful, harmonious! You should come sing to me this year! ~ Grandma Scott ~
25: When I think of Christmas caroling I think of being squished between or under or on top of my siblings. I think of feeling truly loved and perfectly content to snuggle and sing and of course "warm up" our voices as annoying and loud as it must have been. I think of the tears in the eyes of those who had just lost loved ones or who were struggling. I think of how we stayed warm because we were laughing. I think of the hot chocolate, and the soup, and the big huge baskets of fruit. It was magical. It was so amazing to be a part of the lives of our closest friends, and others who we barely knew, on the night that most families keep to themselves. I think of how my view changed from being a child who was annoyed that we didn't get to be home like everyone else, to an adult who remembers the experience as a sacred, a blessing, more for me than for them. I think of the spirit. And of Charity the pure love of Christ. And I think of my parents. Mom and Dad you took us out when most parents would have stayed home. You taught us to love people more than ourselves. Your example will effect generations for the better. Thank You. I love you!! ~ Sister Annie Robinson ~