Christmas music?

A picture of Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus

My name is Jay Snell, and I like Christmas music.  I  even like it during the year when it isn’t that weird, contrived time between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Honestly, I just don’t understand why we can’t listen to some Christmas songs all year long.  I love Christmas music–and here is why:

“Joy to the World, the Lord has come; let Earth receive her king! Let every heart prepare Him room…”

“Oh, come, all ye faithful, joyful, and triumphant…oh come let us adore Him”

“Shepherds why this jubilee?  Why your joyous strain prolong?  What the gladsome tidings be, which inspire your heavenly song?”

“Heavenly hosts sing Alelulia!   Christ, the Savior is born!”

“Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask thee to stay close by me forever, and love me I pray”

“Peace on the earth, good will to men from heaven’s all gracious King”

“O morning stars, together proclaim the holy birth, and praises sing to God the King, and peace to men on earth.”

“Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!”

“Glad tidings of great joy I bring to you and all mankind”

“Sweet are these strains of redeeming love, message of mercy from heaven above”

“God is not dead nor doth He sleep; the wrong shall fail, the right prevail, with peace on earth, good will to men”

Why must we constrain these gladsome tidings that rejoice in our Savior to only a few weeks out of the year?  Why can’t we rejoice in the fact that we have a Savior and that He was born all year round?  I’ve heard people complain that the “Christmas spirit” is fake because it is only manifest once a year and then quickly fades the day after Christmas with all the long lines at Customer Service to exchange gifts.  Perhaps we can maintain that spirit better as we sing and rejoice year-round with Christmas music!  Just a thought.

As far as Rudolph, Santa Claus, and the other “mall” Christmas music, I am MORE than happy to leave those constrained!  So what are your comments?

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2 Responses to “Christmas music?”

  1. Natalie Says:

    I love Christmas music too! It cheers me up. I have an embarrassingly large collection of cheesy holiday tunes too

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