Christmas Music

In general, I like Christmas music. We turn on the radio in the van for our travels during the month of December so that we can partake in the sounds of the holiday.

But the songs on the radio station get old fast. Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree might be fun to hear 3 or 4 times through the Christmas season, but when it becomes 3 or 4 times a day then something is wrong.

“I’m tired of these fake Christmas songs and I’d like to head some real Christmas songs,” I thought to myself recently. And that got me thinking:
What makes a song a real Christmas song?

It’s easy to sort them as I hear them:
O Holy Night is a real Christmas song, and
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is not.

I figured it out today – fake Christmas songs are about the Christmas season and real Christmas songs are about the birth of Christ.

Alternative method: if it’s in our hymnal, it’s a real Christmas song.

I suppose you could use the terms “carol” and “song” to differentiate between real and fake. If that’s the case, then I’d like the radio stations to play more of the carols. And no, having 3 different versions of O Holy Night doesn’t count as 3 carols.

And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”

Luke 2:13-14

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4 Responses to “Christmas Music”

  1. Tommy Says:

    I totally agree! A lot of the Christmas music you hear on the radio gets old after the second or third day. I also believe Christmas music shouldn’t be on the radio until after Thanksgiving.

  2. Ricky Anderson Says:

    This is why we don’t listen to the radio. We just make playlists on our phones of what we actually like and don’t have to think about it again!

  3. Some Guy Says:

    I think I don’t have any songs on my phone. Next year though, I’m going to get a CD of real Christmas music and make sure the kids hear more of that than the radio.

  4. Charity Says:

    What about barking jingle bells???

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