Seasonal Song Scorecard

My pastor preached well on Christ the King this past weekend. He spoke in passing of the vanishing mention of Jesus on his own holiday. I think that’s right.

On the way home from pie and coffee tonight, we listened to two of the stations that have converted to “Christmas” music. Six tunes were played. Three about winter. One was Nat King Cole’s “Chestnuts Roasting …” which does have the word “Christmas” in the official title. And there was a jazzy medley of “God Rest Ye Merry” and “We Three Kings.”

So Jesus gets two (maybe plus a half) out of six, being generous on that medley. How would you count the mention of “Christmas” in a song without “Christ” or “Jesus?” Hit or miss?

Anybody eating roasted chestnuts these days?

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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