Saturday, July 14, 2007

Christmas music reflections

This blog contains a few thoughts on some different Christmas music...

While I was listening to the King's rendition of Here Comes Santa Claus on Now That's What I Call Christmas Volume 3, I think I finally figured out where Lisa got her childhood idea that God and Santa were best friends (but God was just a little bit more in charge).

This Christmas carol doubles as theological exposition. For example, a few of the lyrics:
"Santa knows we're all God's children, that makes everything right."
"Peace on earth will come to all if we just follow the light, so let's give thanks to the Lord above that Santa Claus comes tonight."

Some thank God for the coming of his son, our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, but this song sets us straight.

I was also listening to Frosty the Snowman, and for the first time, I realized just how depressing this song is. If you've ever lost a pet and know how heartbreaking that is, imagine how awful it would be to watch your own hand-rolled sprung-to-life snowman playmate melt into oblivion. I nearly teared up.

Finally, a Christmas music recommendation. I have recently re-discovered a charming little album I thoroughly enjoyed in the days of my own youth: Merry Christmas from the Chipmunks. It drives my wife (and mother-in-law) crazy. I can remember sitting Indian style (is that politically correct?) on the floor as a small child in front of the cassette player, listening to this album over and over and over again (probably driving my own folks crazy). I am listening to it as I write this, and I can't help but be overcome by a minor fit of nostalgia... and a bit of a migraine.

Originally Posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2006
(Then) Curent Mood: reflective

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Suweet. I've often thought the same about "Here Comes Santa": I imagine a Bush-Cheney-like dynamic, with authority lying somewhere--not quite sure how exactly divided or allotted though.

Posted by Russ on Saturday, December 09, 2006 at 11:12 AM