Idol? gets into Xmas act
AS WELL as the usual host of shepherds, wise men and angels, tonight's Christmas Carnival at St Carthage's Cathedral will see finalists from the Lismore parish battle it out for vocal supremacy.
The 'Christmas Idol' final is a modern twist to an event that has been running since 1955.
Year 6 children rehearsing for tonight's Christmas Tab- leaux spoke excitedly about some of their families' traditions.
Wise Man Thomas Gough said his family always held 'swapsie' on Christmas Day, where everyone bought a present for under $5 which then got traded.
This year, the presents had to start with the letter 'S', he said.
Pageboy Todd Sawtell said his family Christmas always started with a big brekkie of bacon and eggs and pancakes, followed by the presents.
This year he was hoping to get the latest PlayStation game, Need For Speed Underground II ? a popular request echoed by Shepherd, James Duffy.
nSee tomorrow's Northern Star for pictures of tonight's Christmas Carnival and a complete round-up of all carol services in the region.