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The Von Trapp family

In this photo provided by the Trapp Family Lodge, in front of a crowd of about 150, the Von Trapp family members gather for a sing-a-long on Christmas Eve at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vt., Thursday Dec. 24, 2009, including 95-year-old Maria Von Trapp. It is the first time in years that the Christmas Eve singing tradition has taken place. (AP photo/Trapp Family Lodge)

The Von Trapps

Even if it's good for business, NBC's revival of "The Sound of Music" wasn't one of the von Trapps' favorite things.

Three-quarters of a century after they arrived from Austria, and in the week since the televised version of the musical classic became a national topic of conversation, the singing family and the vacation lodge it runs in the hills of Vermont are in high demand.

And yes, the family was watching as Carrie Underwood, in a widely watched and panned performance, took over the role of Maria von Trapp, made famous on Broadway by Mary Martin and on film by Julie Andrews.

Kristina von Trapp, granddaughter of the real Maria von Trapp, who died in 1987, visited guests as it was shown at the inn in Stowe. And in a blog post, Francoise von Trapp, daughter of Maria von Trapp's stepson Rupert, questioned the casting. (AP)

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