I just returned from a local grocery store, where I shopped just long enough to be "blessed" with three different Christmas songs on their intercom system:
(1) "All I want for Christmas is yooooooo!"
(How many times have we heard that thing since last September when they started forcing Christmas songs down our throat ad nauseam? Wouldn't it have been nice if ALL Mariah Carey wanted for Christmas was to offer thanks to YHWH for sending us His Divine Messiah, and to shower the Messiah with the gift of her heart, soul and body, in return?)
(2) "Saaanta Claus is comin' to town, Saaanta Claus is comin' to town, Santa Claus is coming ... to town!"
(Sure he is. After all, Christmas is all about him, isn't it? A mythical man who brings you presents for free - while parents rack up enormous credit card bills to pay for all those "free" gifts during this "season of giving" ...and taking, and returning because you didn't like what you got....Has it ever dawned on anyone that the "three wise men" gave presents to the Messiah and NOT each other?)
(3) Last but not least, "Jingle Bell Rock," inviting us all to dance the night away in the frosty air ... never mind that this "Christmas season" is supposed to be a reverent and holy time with sole focus on our Savior. But then, truth be told, Christmas hasn't been "about him" in decades....
Oh well - don't pay any attention to me. I take God too seriously. I don't wish to be viewed as another out-of-date ol' fuddy-duddy religious freak trying to steal everybody's joy.
On second thought - NEVER MIND! That's exactly who I am, and it's exactly what I'm doing, and I'm not ashamed of it.
THERE! I've said it! I can't wait till the end of February, when hopefully they will have put an END to the #@%*& Christmas songs that have been forced down our throats for the last three months now. I'm positive ADONAI feels the same way. (To find out why, read the Bible.)
Anyway, these songs have literally taken all the fun out of grocery shopping and even turned it into a dreaded chore! What's worse, it's pretty much the ONLY time Bill and I go into public anymore, thanks to the other "dreadful issue" that's been holding the entire world hostage for the last year.