Friday, December 9, 2011

A Little Tired of Frosty? Try Sacred Christmas Music on LPR

Tired of hearing Willie Nelson singing "Frosty the Snowman" on your van ride to the hotel? The solution is right around the corner. Beginning on Christmas Eve, Lutheran Public Radio will be playing sacred Christmas music for the entire Christmas season. Tune in here.  My ears can't wait.


Anonymous said...

Agreed. The songwriters for "Rockin' round the Christmas Tree," "The most Wonderful Time of the Year," and "Jingle Bells" need to win awards in the category "Kitschy songs containing zero meaningful content." At least such overplayed songs never claim to be Christian. I despise contemporary Christian bands that claim their (secular) songs are Christian only because they can be heard on the local "Christian" FM radio station and the Christian listener can interpret the vague lyrics as having religious content.

I am a big fan of lounge music. Retro is cool. Although retro artists such as Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Peggy Lee offer a few Christian recordings on their Christmas CDs, the only retro artist to spend almost exclusive time to Christian songs on a Christmas CD was Nat King Cole. I mix up such songs on my iPod with traditional German Christmas carols. Example: "Es ist ein Ros Entspungen"

I wish the authentic Christmas music on Issues, Etc. would begin a few days sooner, but so be it. I would hope that some of the music would be in traditional German as well as in English..... I always look forward to Issues, Etc. By the way, too bad Issues does not offer classy golf shirts for sale. I would gladly buy one and wear it to church. Even a golf shirt with the "Still Attending Grandpa's Church" theme would be a tasteful way to attend a traditional church service. T-Shirts in church? Nah.... I would look like a slob.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!

IF that offends, then.....

"Happy Wal-Mart Shopping Season!"

Scott Diekmann said...

The YouTube video was definitely a "breath of fresh air" Anonymous.