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Dial-a-Carol channels holiday cheer by phone

Posted at 8:06 AM, Dec 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-17 11:06:25-05

You'd think college students would be too busy to think about others at this time of year: What with final exams and all. Not so!

Dial-a-Carol is a student-run holiday program that started at the University of Illinois in 1960. Students in a dorm called Snyder Hall host the caroling tradition each year.

WATCH: See Christa Dubill dial up a holiday carol in the video player above!

Dial up your own holiday cheer!

  • Call (217) 332-1882 and request a holiday tune to be sung over the telephone.
  • The program runs through midnight during finals week.
  • It's free!
  • Last year students sang more than 6,800 carols to callers from all over the world. They had reached 15,000 carols by Dec. 16