Sing We Now of Christmas?

Just because you heard it in a Christmas song doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true.  Take Santa Claus Is Coming to Town for instance.  He knows if you’ve been bad or good so be good for goodness’ sake?  Seriously?  When was the last time Santa withheld  presents for being bad?  I’ve known kids who practically burned the house to the ground and still found the latest video game system sitting under their tree on Christmas morning.  Clearly this song needs updating.

Or how about Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas?  It says, “from now on our troubles will be miles away.”  Really?  Just because it’s Christmas I won’t have trouble?  This songwriter is obviously delusional.

And c’mon, nobody is buying that Grandma got ran over by a reindeer.  What a convenient story that is.  Where exactly was Grandpa at the time of the incident?  Did Grandma have any enemies?  Who’s the beneficiary of her life insurance policy?  We’ve all seen enough CSI to know this case warrants further investigation.

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