Begging from your neighbors
(translation: give us some candy or else…)
Kids begging for candy from neighbors … some call it a holiday.
But wait . . . they do it at Christmas, too!
Check out this snippet from a common Christmas carol:
…We have a little purse
Made of ratching leather skin;
We want some of your small change
To line it well within… (1)
And another one:
…Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer
We won't go until we get some; We won't go until we get some;
We won't go until we get some, so bring some out here… (2)
Maybe Christmas and Halloween have something in common after all.
(1) Here We Come A-Wassailing (2) We Wish You a Merry Christmas