I’ve started to listen to Christmas music – on purpose. This habit started in December of 2011. Last year I purchased three Christmas CD’s – again, on purpose. I don’t know why but I’ve seem to have gotten into the spirit of things.
Before, I would usually, quickly, change the radio station if it were to play Christmas music, outside of a week from Christmas. This probably stemmed from that fact that each year I’ve been alive it seems the playing of these traditional songs have started earlier and earlier and earlier. I made the comment a couple of weeks ago that someone needs to get on writing some Thanksgiving songs. Any takers?
- Grandma Got Ran Over By a Turkey!
- We Wish You a Happy Thanksgiving (Now Bring Us Our Cranberry Sauce.)
- Silent Day (The Nap Song)
- The Seven Days of Leftovers
- Do You Smell What I Smell?
I think that might be a good start. What do you think?
This year I broke out the Christmas CD’s this past Friday. Can you believe this? One whole day before the month of December. I’ve put the tree up, according to my definition of “putting the tree up”. (It is a white, artificial tree, with built in lights. No skirt or ornaments on yet. I feel the need to not want to make myself want to punch my cat in the face, so I will wait to put that stuff on.) I was told the other day “If the ornaments aren’t on, then your tree isn’t up.” I will politely disagree.
So, I’m wondering, what is wrong with me? Or even, is there something wrong with me? No more “Scrooge” behavior. I find myself saying “Merry Christmas“, where I used to say “Happy Holidays”. I mean, these aren’t “Holiday” songs, are they? I don’t think so, at least not any more. Also, being in charge of the Church bulletin was especially exciting this week. I receive an e-mail every Wednesday from the Church Chorister that includes the hymns for the upcoming Sunday. I didn’t look at it closely until yesterday.
I was excited when I typed in the opening and closing hymns, Joy to the World and Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful. I wasn’t excited just because I actually know these songs (I don’t know the hymns very well yet) but also because they are Christmas songs. Christmas songs are always happy and uplifting. I won’t feel like such a moron while singing these songs. Heck, I even sing along to the CD’s in the truck – as long as I’m by myself, of course. I think I’m becoming a big softy. Even more so than before.
What is your opinion about Christmas music? Is there a set date that is acceptable to start listening to it?
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. ~ Calvin Coolidge