Christmas Songs: Atheists Don’t Got Em
Ever since the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas tunes have been blaring, some of them non-stop, over every radio station in the US. OK, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but a quick trip around the radio dial reveals that I’m not TOO far off. And, ever since the day after Christmas, I have completely abstained from ALL Christmas music. This is for several reasons. First off, we are currently in the season of ADVENT, at least for another day. Advent is the time for preparing for Christ’s coming, preparing our souls in prayer and fasting. Christmas is the season for feasting and merriment — not so much Advent. Second, so much Christmas music is complete rubbish. Basically everything written since Sinatra… is worthless. Most especially, the Feliz Navidad and John Lennon Christmas tunes are despairingly bad. If I hear either one of those, I will likely vomit my eggnog all over.
Over the last week though, I have been gradually adding in some sacred Christmas music from the choirs of St. John Cantius in Chicago and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. There really is some touching Catholic Christmas music, if you’re willing to take a look around. There is also a good amount of quality older Christmas tunes on the radio as well, if you can manage to avoid anything written b John Lennon.
Why is that do you think? Why do Christians have such spectacular art and music? Could it be that they are inspired by the light of the World, the infinite word of God, Christ Jesus?
What do atheists have? Steve Martin tells us: