There...I said it.
During high school, and during college breaks, I worked at a department store. During the Christmas season, my boss rotated the same 2-3 Christmas CD’s over and over….and over…and over. I grew so tired of these songs that I would become angry when hearing them anywhere, even outside my job.
While it was a pretty vast collection of Christmas songs on those albums, it certainly did not contain every popular song. However, all other Christmas tunes were determined to be awful by association and the genre has been ruined for me forever. FOR-E-VER!
Yes, I understand how it sounds when I say that I do not like songs about the birth of my Savior. I realize that it makes me look shallow, selfish, and “Scrooge-ey.” But I just can’t help it. Pretty much the worst day for me each year is when one of my favorite radio stations commits to a full-time Christmas playlist. (Note: This happened last week...in EARLY November.) The second worst day is every day after that until it stops.
I love Jesus. I’m glad He was born and still lives. I love hearing and telling the Christmas story and sharing His love with everyone. I love eating lots of good food. I love watching people receive gifts. And I really love giving gifts. But I absolutely cannot stand Christmas music.
Am I the only one in this boat? Are there any other “sacred traditions” that you have trouble getting into? Please tell me that I’m not alone.