Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Music

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.

7 comments:

michelle said...

My kids have been learning some of the songs at school for their concerts, so when I have Christmas music on they are even able to sing along with some that aren't as well known.:)

Andrea said...

Christmas songs are nice. We've been listening to the songs I complied to use for the RS Christmas Social (but we didn't end up using due to technical difficulties).

Dan said...

All I can say is that Santa Claus fellow better watch out if he tries to kiss my wife! I know people... who know people...

Loni said...

Yeah! That line always bothered me too. We have avoided listening to Christmas music at work by turning to country channels. We finally gave in on Wednesday. I must say that most of the songs today were nice, several with Bing Crosby. Nice voice, by the way.

Rachael said...

I never liked the "I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause" song .. and ehem... "Santa Baby" -- who thought that song was a good idea? very strange,-- but I do like my Mannheim Steamroller, we've been listening to it since October :)

Rebecca Carnahan Thode said...

Heres my beef. I hate it when they change the tempo of religious Christmas songs. My favorite song is O Holy Night, but there is nothing worse than a jazzed up version of this. Now this may sound hypocritical as I love Jazz, but some songs are better left alone

Rorie said...

I totally posted a comment on here! I remember posting it! Why is it not here? That's so frustrating.