I love Christmas music! I like all the church hymns and such but I also enjoy other genres of Christmas music as well. My two favorite Christmas CD’s of all time are Amy Grant’s first Christmas CD “A Christmas Album,” and Burl Ives’ “Holly Jolly Christmas.”‘
I have also listened to George Winston’s “December” CD probably ten thousand times in the past 25 years…sheer brilliance. However, there’s just something about Burl Ives and that golden voice that makes Christmas extra special. For one, everyone in our family likes him and that’s no small feat for a family of seven ranging from 44 to 3. But just because Burl sings it doesn’t mean you should not be careful to listen to the words. One of the songs on Burl Ives’ album goes like this:
“….peace on earth will come to all if we just follow the light. So let’s give thanks to the Lord above for:”
(Please select the most logical answer)
a. Jesus is that brilliant light
b. Our Father is the One with true might
c. Santa Clause is comin’ tonight
Of course you know that “c” is the correct answer for the song “Santa Clause is comin’ tonight.” How ridiculous! But when Burl sings it it somehow seems less ridiculous than it really is. So, enjoy your Christmas CD’s or tapes, or albums, or 8-tracks, or 45’s but be careful to listen to the words lest you find yourself saying a very strange prayer.
I’m also curious about what you all think. If you could only keep one Christmas CD in your home which one would it be?