Merry Princemas: Carolers Find Holiday Joy in Tunes of His Royal Badness

“Merry Princemas” carolers: Organizer Elizabeth Stock (c.); Summer Violett (l.); Ben Zurawski, next to Violett.
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NORTH CENTER — Carolers gathered Wednesday night in North Center’s Town Square to serenade the neighborhood with a heartfelt rendition of the holiday classic … “Purple Rain.”

Wait, what?

Allow us to introduce you to the “Merry Princemas” singers who found the Christmas spirit not in chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Rudolph or Bing Crosby but in the unlikeliest of sources — the tunes of pop singer Prince.

The ad hoc troupe of vocalists swapped out “White Christmas” and “Jingle Bells” for “When Doves Cry” and “1999” and darned if it wasn’t the holliest, jolliest of nights.

The idea for the sing-along was born three Christmases ago, when Elizabeth Stock first noticed a

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