The Other Reindeer are a cappella Christmas carolers serving the Greater Los Angeles area who provide entertainment for your Christmas or holiday party. We are very interactive and can perform a set of entirely secular carols if that is your preference, but we are equally happy to perform traditional carols and religious carols. Likewise, we are flexible in our costuming; while we typically perform in full Victorian/Dickensian regalia (similar to what is pictured above), we are happy to sing at your holiday or company event in formal wear or contemporary Christmas apparel. Also, free with any booking upon request, we can write a custom song for your event. Express exactly the sentiment you want to loved ones, or make your co-workers laugh with a song about your company or industry! There is nothing like lively, animated and friendly costumed carolers to make your holiday party an event nobody will forget.
Colleen Keene: Owner & Christmas Caroler
Down 4 The Count, The Hi-Lo's, Manhattan Transfer, The Bobs, Mariah Carey, Sir John Stainer, The Swingle Singers
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 30 - 240 minutes
The Other Reindeer provide a very elegant and yet interactive Christmas Caroling experience. The Other Reindeer are professional holiday entertainers in beautiful Dickensian costumes who not only sing, but also interact with and delight audiences of all ages. We perform in quartets of two men and two women, singing from ourextensive repertoire of familiar tunes, both traditional and contemporary,in beautiful four-part harmony. As a "younger" caroling company, we have a lot of fun while performing, and several of our arrangements have a jazz, pop, or rock feel; we even employ vocal percussion on a few songs.
We are happy to take requests and never have an concern with being videotaped or photographed - many people are excited to have their picture taken with costumed carolers! In a noisy dining room environment, we might move from table to table, serenading each mini-audience with a carol or two; however, depending on the needs of the event, we are equally happy and capable of performing and very engaging and amusing stage performance set. At a busy party, we might serenade your guests as they arrive, or we can also move from room to room if your event lends itself to that approach. Is Santa coming to your party? He needs entrance music!
Just enough light to see by :)
Please turn off ambient music
Generally, no amplification equipment is necessary for audiences up to 100 in size. For larger audiences, or upon request, we can bring a sound system for a reasonable fee; please inquire for details.
Our repertoire list includes both traditional and contemporary carols, and of course that means plenty that are great for kids! It is constantly expanding and actually is customizable - is there a particular song you want to hear? Ask us! If we cannot find it and sing it, we can arrange it for a small extra fee. We can even write a custom song for you; for most gigs we can even do this for NO EXTRA CHARGE. Please inquire if that interests you!
All I Want For Christmas Is You - As performed by Mariah Carey
Angels From The Realms Of Glory - Traditional
Angels We Have Heard On High - Traditional & Jazzy version
Ave Maria - Highly requested!
Away In A Manger - Traditional
Bring A Torch Jeanette Isabella - Traditional French Carol
Carol of the Bells - Traditional Ukrainian Carol
Carol of the Drum - Aka "The Little Drummer Boy"
Christmas in L.A. - Original humorous song
The Christmas Song - aka "Chestnuts Roasting Song"
Coventry Carol - Traditional
Deck The Hall - Traditional Welsh carol
Ding Dong Merrily on High - Traditional
The First Noel - Traditional French Carol
Fum, Fum, Fum - Traditional Spanish carol
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen - Traditional
Good King Wenceslas - Traditional Welsh Carol
Hark The Herald Angels Sing - Traditional English carol
Hasten Now, Ye Shepherds - Traditional Spanish carol
The Holly And The Ivy - Traditional English carol
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I'll Be Home For Christmas - 1940's favorite
In The Bleak Mid-winter - Traditional carol
It Came Upon The Midnight Clear - Traditional carol
Jingle Bell Rock - Swinging, original arrangement
Jingle Bells - Traditional, a kids' favorite!
Jolly Old St. Nicholas - Traditional
Joy To The World - Traditional
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming - Traditional German Carol
Mary, Did You Know? - Contemporary, as performed by Clay Aiken
Merry Christmas, Darling - Contemporary, as performed by Karen Carpenter
O Christmas Tree - Traditional German Carol
O Come, All Ye Faithful - Traditional Latin Carol
O Come, O Come Emmanuel - Traditional
O Little Town Of Bethlehem - Traditional
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - 1950's, as performed by Peggy Lee
Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Contemporary traditional
Santa Claus is Comin' To Town - A kids' favorite!
Silent Night - Traditional German carol
Silver Bells - Contemporary favorite
Up On The Housetop - Traditional
We Three Kings Of Orient Are - Traditional
What Child Is This? - Traditional carol
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks - Handel
Winter Wonderland - Contemporary, fun arrangement!
White Christmas - Lush ballad
Past Booked Dates:
12-15-2012 — Ventura Harbor
12-15-2012 — Santa Monica Place
12-15-2012 — Paseo Nuevo Mall, Santa Barbara
12-15-2012 — San Luis Obispo Lighthouse
12-07-2012 — Homewood Suites by Hilton, Agoura Hills
12-01-2012 — Waterfront Grill, Morro Bay
11-28-2012 — La Arcada, Santa Barbara
11-25-2012 — Paseo Nuevo Mall, Santa Barbara
11-24-2012 — Santa Maria Town Center
11-17-2012 — La Cumbre Plaza in Santa Barbara
12-21-2011 — Downtown Culver City
12-18-2011 — Pacific View Mall in Ventura, 2PM to 6PM
12-17-2011 — Ventura Harbor Village, 3PM to 5PM
12-17-2011 — La Cumbre Plaza in Santa Barbara, 2PM to 4PM
12-17-2011 — Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
12-13-2011 — La Cumbre Plaza in Santa Barbara, 11AM to 3PM
12-11-2011 — Pacific View Mall in Ventura, 2PM to 6PM
12-10-2011 — San Luis Obispo Lighthouse - http://www.sanluislighthouse.org
12-09-2011 — Yorba Linda / Private Event
12-09-2011 — Redondo Beach / Private Event
11-05-2011 — Christmas Open House at Mulberry Cottage
12-18-2010 — Ventura Harbor / Private Event
12-15-2010 — 6:30-7:30PM @ Old Juan's Cantina in Oceano - come see us!
12-15-2010 — Downtown Culver City - come see us!
12-04-2010 — Santa Barbara / Private Event
2009: 3 gigs
2010: 6 gigs
2011: 35 gigs
2012: 55 gigs
Available for Your
Christmas Party, Church Service, Concert Venue, Corporate Event, Cruise, Fair, Festival, Holiday Party, Hotel, Luncheon/Tea, Parade, Private Party, Restaurant, Studio Session