I remember singing this in my 8th grade choir though I doubt we sounded like this.
I am returned from a beautiful event in Burbank. Part of it included four hours of live Christmas carols. Because it was LA, though the singers and musicians were "amateurs" meaning "love of", it was professional as could be.
I met lovely people as I traveled but I did get the pat-down check in security which means it will be a long time before I consider airplane travel again. It is absolutely ridiculous.
Here is Jon Carroll today on that: http://www.sfgate.com/columnists/carroll/
And there is this: http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2010/12/close_the_washi.html