We are bombarded by the usual overabundance of “Christmas” music. I noted some time ago that many songs had nothing to do with our Christian holiday. I have since created a classification system for the music of the season.
See if this makes sense:
Class I: Songs about Jesus or specific Christian themes.
- Silent Night
- Away In A Manger
- Joy to the World
- O Little Town of Bethlehem
Class II: Songs about the season but not specifically Christian (although they may use the word “Christmas” in them).
- It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
- Deck The Halls
- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
- The Christmas Song
(Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
Class III: Winter and snow songs. (Why don’t we sing these in February when it’s really winter? Are these considered Christmas songs in Australia?)
- Sleigh Ride
- Frosty The Snowman
- Jingle Bells
I hope I haven’t ruined Christmas for you. Now, every time you hear a song, you’ll be thinking “Is that a class I or II song?” Actually, it doesn’t matter. If we only hear “Frosty” during Christmas at least we only have to put up with it for a month or so.
“And though it’s been said many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you.”