I love Christmas music. I've been listening to it ever since I found the station down here that plays it all day long. I love it. I love that my kids are learning Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer (well, Kember knows it...Caden just knows that Santa will come and say, "HO HO HO", which is just too cute when he says it). I love Manheim Steamrollar and Trans-siberian Orchestra. I love the special religious, this is what Christmas is all about songs. Sadly, there aren't too many of those on the radio. One of my favorite songs is Away in a Manger. My favorite part is when it says, "Be near me Lord Jesus, I ask thee to stay, close by me forever, and love me, I pray." But here's the thing. Someone somewhere changed a word in the song, and it drives me crazy! Crazy! I suppose it was to make it less religious, but since the song is about Jesus, that makes nooo sense to me at all. They changed the word "heaven" to "Sky" which doubly makes no sense because people end up singing it "sky...ii.." two get the two syllables in there. What in the world is that all about? Am I missing something important here? Why would you change it?
One more song, that just kind of makes me sad. "I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus". It's catchy, and I do like it...kind of cute. But really, today I found it slightly disturbing. Can you imagine a little kid, who still believes in Santa, not knowing it was his daddy in the costume, finding his mom kissing some stranger? Trauma! The songs says "what a laugh it would have been if daddy had only seen....." No, not a laugh...that poor man. Again, trauma! Anyway, I'm going to bed. Tomorrow I think I'll listen to happy Christmas music that tells us what Christmas is really all about.