Is Christmas music worthy of year-round celebration? John Ellis at PJ Media certainly believes so. Ellis argues Christians should celebrate the season all year-round as the season is first and foremost a celebration of the incarnation of our Lord and Savior. He writes: “Just like we should celebrate Easter all year, we should celebrate Christmas year-round. Songs like ‘Joy to the World’ and ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’ should resound through our homes, in our cars, and at our places of worship all year long. We should rejoice when our friends and family members want to play ‘O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,’ even if they want to do so in early October, or in February, for that matter. There is zero reason for a follower of Jesus to be upset that ‘O Holy Night’ is played during the summer.” We couldn’t agree more. Merry Christmas!
Here’s more from PJ Media…
It’s the time of year when people seemingly take pride in being a curmudgeon about Christmas music. Social media is filled with posts, tweets, and memes complaining about those who play Christmas music before the arbitrary date on which the curmudgeon has decided it is okay to begin playing Christmas music. Often that arbitrary date is Thanksgiving. The assumption, I guess, is that Christmas carols will ruin the turkey and stuffing. Bah, humbug!
Having worked retail over the holidays, I empathize with those who are forced to listen to “I Caught Mommy Kissing Santa Clause,” the horrible, horrible “Christmas Shoes,” and Mariah Carey’s version of “All I Want for Christmas Is You” ad nauseam while at work. However, almost every single person that I know who complains about Christmas music being played “too early” does not currently work a retail job. So, to those people, specifically Christians who complain about Christmas music, I have a thing or two I want to say.