It was an eventful weekend for New Haven holiday cheer: there were horse-drawn sleigh rides (or at least hay rides on Elm St.), there were live mannequins posing in storefronts (though they were a little creepy) and it snowed for the first real time this semester (that one time in October totally doesn’t count.)
But some of the recent holiday revelry has struck a decidedly naughty-not-nice tone. At 9 p.m. Thursday night, members of St. Anthony Hall on College St. threw water balloons at a group of about 20 unidentified carolers in front of their tomb. Though the carolers were dressed in holiday garb, with many sporting elf hats, they refused to identify themselves to a reporter; one female member said only that they were “Santa’s elves.”
After knocking on the door of St. A’s and bringing its members out on the porch, the group prepared to sing a carol. But members of St. A’s, apparently prepared for the event, began to pelt the group with water balloons out of the building’s second floor windows. The group persisted, singing the classic tune “Let it Snow” even as they became soaked in the onslaught.