Nuggets of Wisdom

Monday, December 24, 2012

Fav Xmas Songs: Where Are You Christmas?

Let’s face it: as we grow up, little by little, the magic of Christmas that once existed during childhood begins to fade. What was once a time of joy and wonder quickly becomes mundane and arbitrary. Christmas decorations become a distraction, Christmas music becomes a nuisance, and Christmas shopping becomes a huge hassle. (And don’t get us started on the “War on Xmas!”) What was once a holiday that filled us with joy simply becomes just another day that ceases to do anything for us.

And this is where this song comes in. Yes, we can argue about whether or not “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” really needed a live-action remake (Personally, I love the movie!), but if there’s one thing that most people remember about this film, it’s this song by Faith Hill.

This song poses the question that most everyone has asked themselves during the Christmas season: has Christmas changed, or have we changed? Did the magic of Christmas simply fade away, or did we simply grow out of it. It’s then that you realize that nothing about Christmas has changed, it’s just that we’ve grown up and changed. Ultimately, the theme of this song is that the Christmas spirit only has as much power as you allow it to have. If you’re not feeling in the Christmas mood, then it’s a fault on your part, not Christmas.

Bottom line: if you want Christmas to have the same magic it has when you were a kid, then by all means, start getting into the Christmas spirit. The holidays are only as magical as you make them to be.