From “Angels Among Us” to zzz’s the night before Christmas, the Oklahoma School for the Deaf celebrated a whole alphabet of holiday greetings.


From “Angels Among Us” to zzz’s the night before Christmas, the Oklahoma School for the Deaf celebrated a whole alphabet of holiday greetings.


The school presented its annual winter program, entitled “The ABC’s of Christmas” Friday.
The show included students signing and dancing to Christmas songs, and acting out short holiday skits.


Background music included vocals while spoken parts were voiced by interpreters for the hearing members of the audience.


“The key is staff involvement. I can’t do this by myself,” said Ron Lawer, the American Sign Language Consultant for the program, after Friday’s show.


The show concluded with solo and duet performances from the school’s Performing Arts Company.


“It’s over, hallelujah,” Kailob Miller, a senior from Ardmore and member of PAC, said after Friday’s show. Miller helped teach and organize the younger students.


The younger students gave out candy canes to the audience and rocked around the Christmas tree.


PAC is ninth-grade students and above who travel across the state to perform shows. They have performed pop hits such as “Thriller” and “Ghostbuster” in addition to a crowd favorite, “Perfect That Way.”


“Perfect That Way,” which was also performed at the Christmas show, was written and recorded by Julie Durden about a girl with a hearing impairment.


The PAC students were able to choose the songs they performed.


Colin Larkins from Sulphur performed a solo rendition of “I’m Gettin’ Nuttin’ for Christmas.”


When asked if he really was that naughty after Friday’s show, classmate Roxie Stallings from Sulphur said he is “possibly worse.”


OSD students live on campus five days a week, with everyone going home on weekends.


The program brings home into the school and brings parents to campus, said superintendent Larry Hawkins.