Not all of the houses were built by the same builder, but it is obvious that many were. So many are ranchers made of red brick with the same low profile. The few windows are trimmed in white and the nondescript front door opens out to a few steps down to a narrow cement walkway through an indifferent patch of lawn. Some poor houses really show their age due to lack of upkeep. However, some have fared better and show a surprising amount of pride of ownership.
What is more interesting, though, is seeing how many of these little brick homes (that remind me of the story of the "Three Little Pigs"), have been renovated over the years. The brick has been painted or lime-washed and porches have been added in various styles from old English Cottage to Mid-century Modern. Others have been totally transformed into styles more fashionable (like mine which is now a classy craftsman bungalow). So, 75 years later, the little houses made of "ticky-tacky" that started out looking all the same, over the years have been modified. They now provide quite the show as I take my morning walks around the neighborhood.
With all of these questions you may also be asking yourself "WHY would I even try to do a Christmas performance!"
For musicians, the WHY is the easy part -- it is a chance to perform! It's as simple as that. And Christmas music is the best! So get your theme song picked and start planning!
Here is a fun theme song for an Elementary School Holiday Program. "Under the Christmas Tree" for 2-Part Children's Chorus.