Saturday, December 24, 2011

Have yourself a Mythic Little Christmas


I've spoken here before about my long-standing struggle with Christmas music. I like a lot of it as music, but I don't get on board with the whole Jesus thing, so I feel awkward about the fact that I like it.

This year I have found a solution to my problem.

It occurred to me that there are plenty of Kings and Princes and Lords whose birthdays I would be happy to sing about. Won't you join me?

Come they told me, Pa rum pa pum pum
The newborn King to see, Pa rum pa pum pum



We three kings of Orient are, bearing gifts we traverse afar, 
Field and fountain, moor and mountain, following yonder star

Uh, you might not want to follow that particular star, guys.

Hark the herald angels sing, glory to the newborn king!



(Hallelujah Chorus) ...And he shall reign forever and ever, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords



Oh holy night! The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of the dear Savior's birth 



O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear



Said the night wind to the little lamb,
"Do you see what I see? …....
The Child, the Child sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light, He will bring us goodness and light 



Silent Night, Holy Night, All is calm, All is bright... 
Holy infant, so tender and mild



Joy to the world, the Lord is come, let Earth receive her King



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