I just spent nearly 7 straight hours in the car listening to uninterrupted Christmas music on Pandora and I’m not even sick of it.
I realized that I’m a Christmas song traditionalist though, favoring artists such as Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Bing Crosby and Dean Martin. I’m even ok with Elvis, Paul McCartney (and Wings) and Johnny Mathis too but when we start to get newer than that, it just sounds too groovy to appeal to me (groovy in a hokey way).
It is for the same reason that I just can’t get in to a contemporary church service or listen to contemporary Christian music. I’m sure it’s nice and everything but I know I’m going to have a rough time when I see an electric guitar and drum kit in the pulpit because I’m not used to it – having attended more reverent services when I’ve gone in the past.
In summary, I prefer my Christmas songs sung mostly by mid-century artists and my church songs strictly with a pipe organ and hymns that were sung by Pilgrims. It’s how I’m wired.
While I’m at it, I should also mention that I like my coffee like I like my women – ground up and in the freezer. (Kidding, of course. I heard someone else say that once and thought it too good not to pass along.)
I am looking forward to listening to a lot of carols this festive season.
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