Santa Claus is Coming to Town in sign language
This was delightful. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I didn’t copy the whole article, figuring it would be in the link. Merry Christmas! ~ Connie
These Irish girls performed a sign-language Christmas classic to prove a powerful point.
On Upworthy By Evan Porter
Everyone knows the best thing about Christmas is the Christmas songs.
“Jingle Bells”? Classic. “Frosty the Snowman”? Timeless. “Feliz Navidad”? You know you secretly love it.
And this holiday season is a perfect time to think about how we can make our favorite traditions accessible to everyone, even people who may not be able to hear all of those festive classics.
That’s why three students from Ireland recently made a sign-language sing-a-long of Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
Abbie O’Neill, Amy Durkin, and Joanne O’Donnell, who are students at the Centre for Deaf Studies at Trinity College, donned their finest winter hats and proceeded to jam out to one of the catchiest Christmas classics ever created.
Using only their hands, of course.
The video started off as a class assignment but soon spread far and wide via social media, both inside and beyond the deaf community.
“We’ve got such supportive responses and messages from hearing and deaf people from all around the world,” the three friends wrote in an email.
The video currently has over 200,000 views on Facebook, where hundreds of commenters have shared their admiration for the girls’ efforts.