One of my favorite things about Christmas is listening to the holiday music. I believe this is a time of the year when everyone shares the love of songs; it doesn’t matter if the lyrics are from childhood tunes or adult melodies. Like a fuzzy robe and a cup of hot coco, holiday carols make us feel good.
I still enjoy the old-time favorites like “Silent Night,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem” or “Joy to the World.” These carols offer faith and remind every one of the true reason for Christmas, at least for a religious person.
The amusing songs such as “Rocking around the Christmas tree,” “Frosty the Snowman” and “Grandma got run over by a Reindeer” can’t be overlooked either. Those lyrics soften the challenges that sometimes follow a big family and a small budget or the apprehensions about celebrations.
There’s one certain ballad “The Christmas shoes.” That touches me every year. The first time I heard it; I was driving. I pulled over and cried; when I hear the tune now, I don’t cry, but still find myself stopping and paying attention to the words. That ballad made me realize how lucky people are, the lyrics, although sorrowful-gives hope for tomorrow in knowing that no matter what people face, somehow there’s assurance that through sadness of loss, stands a promise of life eternal.
What’s your favorite Christmas carol and why?