[Dixielandjazz] A whole new paradigm in singing!!
hvickery at svs.com
Sat Dec 10 13:20:59 PST 2005
Not my point or anywhere near it. The point is not one of these songs has
any mention of Christmas or holidays. Ergo, they are not Christmas music.
We do get a nice trilogy of songs about a couple spending the night with
each other and the aftermath:
Baby It's Cold Outside (he tries to convince her to stay), Let It Snow x 3
(she's convinced), and Winter Wonderland (the morning after).
Then we have two songs about riding in a sleigh, but certainly not Santa's
sleigh. They could all be played just as well in January or March, but
they're treated as Christmas songs for no apparent reason except the mention
of sleighs and snow, which can be used all winter.
From: Bill Gunter [mailto:jazzboard at hotmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2005 3:12 PM
To: hvickery at svs.com
Subject: RE: [Dixielandjazz] A whole new paradigm in singing!!
You continue the discussion by observing:
>What I'm saying is that these songs have, over the years,
>become solely associated with Christmas when, in fact, they actually have
>nothing to do with Christmas at all.
If you know this as a fact, then, by extension you must know exactly what
Christmas is. You'd have to, wouldn't you, in order to ascertain that some
songs have nothing to do with it.
So, please tell us what Christmas IS.
On the other hand, perhaps there is a larger point behind your assertion
that these songs have nothing to do with Christmas. However, if that's the
object then I must admit I'm somewhat unclear as to what you're trying to
Bill "Ho Ho Ho" Gunter
jazzboard at hotmail.com
ps - I just got back from shopping down at WalMart a few minutes ago. There
was a large contingent of Christians picketing the place. Must of been a
couple of dozen of them. They were carrying signs that said things like
"Boycott WalMart - They've removed the word 'Christmas' from all their ads.
They've declared war on Christmas."
There were TV cameramen there recording the activities. Must be a big news
Lots of folks used to get upset because Christmas was becoming too
Now they're getting upset because Christmas is not being used commercially
Give me a break!
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