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* In ''Fanfic/TheirBond'', winter solstice is celebrated similarly to Christmas in Hyrule. This includes carolers being commonplace.


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* Fiyero reference to Lurlinemas carolers in ''Literature/{{Wicked}}''.


** Also discussed at the end of [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe "The Doctor, the Widow And the Wardrobe"]] when the Doctor shows up on Amy's doorstep:

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** Also discussed at the end of [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe [[Recap/DoctorWho2011CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe "The Doctor, the Widow And the Wardrobe"]] when the Doctor shows up on Amy's doorstep:

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** Also discussed at the end of [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe "The Doctor, the Widow And the Wardrobe"]] when the Doctor shows up on Amy's doorstep:
--->'''Amy''': If that's more carol singers, I have a water pistol! You don't want to be all wet on a night like this.

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* This activity has been mentioned (and seen) quite a few times in the Christmas comics for ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', with Jon often participating in it. However, given that Jon's [[DreadfulMusician a terrible singer,]] the experience usually doesn't turn out to well for him --
** [[https://garfield.com/comic/2012/12/08 While out caroling with Liz (who's a much better singer), Jon had his scarf wrapped around his mouth.]]
** [[https://garfield.com/comic/2014/12/17 Similar to the above-example, when Jon got back home from caroling, he had duct-tape wrapped around his mouth.]]
** [[https://garfield.com/comic/2015/12/22 Another year when he got back home from caroling, Jon reveals to his cat that he got a ticket from the police for disturbing the "heavenly" peace.]]
** [[https://garfield.com/comic/2018/12/23 Jon and Liz go out caroling with Garfield and Odie, and are doing some vocal warm-ups, but Jon, of course is terrible...so Liz and the pets wrap his scarf around his mouth to keep him from singing.]]


Carolers are often used in works to establish the season and help create the environment. But they differ from other such things, Christmas trees, lights, wreathes and holly and mistletoe, in that carolers are actual characters and thus are able to interact with each other and/or with others, and at times can even affect the plot of the story.

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Carolers are often used in works to establish the season and help create the environment. But they differ from other such things, Christmas trees, lights, wreathes wreaths and holly and mistletoe, in that carolers are actual characters and thus are able to interact with each other and/or with others, and at times can even affect the plot of the story.

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* Discussed in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Christmas episode [[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong "The Husbands of River Song"]] -- the lengthy opening tracking shot closes with a reveal of a sign on the front of the TARDIS: "Carol singers will be criticised". The Twelfth Doctor only deigns to help out someone who knocks on its door when he's assured that there won't be any singing.


->"''Caroling, caroling now we go\\

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->"''Caroling, ->''"Caroling, caroling now we go\\



Christmas bells are ringing!''"
-->--"'''Caroling, Caroling'''" (Alfred Burt and Wihla Hutson)

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Christmas bells are ringing!''"
-->--"'''Caroling, Caroling'''"
ringing!"''
-->-- "Caroling, Caroling"
(Alfred Burt and Wihla Hutson)


* The ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' short "That Time Of Year" has Strong Bad defacing a cutesy children's book about [[YouMeanXmas Decemberween]]. He turns a page depicting holiday carolers into a bunch of rowdy drunks.
-->'''Original:''' The Martins sing festive songs for the neighbors.\\
'''Strong Bad:''' The martinis have gone straight to their heads. The neighbors will probably call the cops.



* ''WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'' inverts this, as Linus sits in the pumpkin patch, awaiting the arrival of The Great Pumpkin, Lucy and the others drop by to see if he's ''still'' waiting out there, to which he asks them if they came to sing "pumpkin carols" with him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'' inverts plays with this, as Linus sits in the pumpkin patch, awaiting the arrival of The Great Pumpkin, Lucy and the others drop by to see if he's ''still'' waiting out there, to which he asks them if they came to sing "pumpkin carols" with him.



'''Bad Idea:''' Singing Christmas carols to your neighbors... on the Fourth of July. ''[[[DisproportionateRetribution said carolers are blown up with dynamite]]]''

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'''Bad Idea:''' Singing Christmas carols to your neighbors... on the Fourth of July. ''[[[DisproportionateRetribution said carolers are blown up with dynamite]]]''a huge firecracker]]]''


* An episode of ''Series/{{Workaholics}}'' opens with the guys going caroling while drunk. While it sets up the ChristmasEpisode, it quickly becomes apparent its a FictionalHoldiay, as they guys are celebrating Half Christmas. (The show being set in California, the weather was no indicator of the season).

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* An episode of ''Series/{{Workaholics}}'' opens with the guys going caroling while drunk. While it sets up the ChristmasEpisode, it quickly becomes apparent its a FictionalHoldiay, FictionalHoliday, as they guys are celebrating Half Christmas. (The show being set in California, the weather was no indicator of the season).


* ''Series/MrBean'' grows dissatisfied with nothing but war movie on TV during Christmas Eve night, but when a group of caroling kids come to his flat, he decides to sit and watch them. After tiring he closes the door on them without offering candy.

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* ''Series/MrBean'' grows dissatisfied with nothing but war movie movies on TV during Christmas Eve night, but when a group of caroling kids come to his flat, he decides to sit and watch them. After tiring he closes the door on them without offering candy.

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* ''Series/MrBean'' grows dissatisfied with nothing but war movie on TV during Christmas Eve night, but when a group of caroling kids come to his flat, he decides to sit and watch them. After tiring he closes the door on them without offering candy.

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** In ''The Christmas That Almost Wasn't'' Jonah invites the bots to sing carols with him. Except that Jonah chooses ''Good King Wenceslas'' "the one Carol no one knows the lyrics too".

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* ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows'': Some fieldmice sing carols for Ratty and Mole when the duo spend Christmas at the latter's underground house.
* In one ''Literature/JeevesAndWooster'' story, Bertie comments that ''not'' being dragged out to sing carols is one of his criteria for choosing which country house at which to spend his Christmas holidays.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAChristmasCarol'' begins with Papa Smurf and a few Smurfs going through the village singing "Deck The Halls".

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* ''WebComic/{{Lackadaisy}}'': One mini-comic has carolers showing up where Mordecai and Viktor, two speakeasy hitmen, are working, only to trail off at the sight of their [[http://www.lackadaisycats.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=332 red-splattered hammers and aprons]]. (They're making cranberry sauce).
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