Tuesday, December 9, 2008

another music nostalgia (christmas style)

I'm not a big fan of Christmas music. Don't get me wrong, I love hearing them in worship, but by the time Christmas rolls around, I have heard every song at least 50 million times. Well, at least since it started consuming the radio days after Halloween. I have to admit, though, there is one song that I love to hear. When it plays on our itunes, there is rarely a time that I don't have a sudden urge to start belting out the lyrics. Six years ago, I deemed the song as Jonathan and my "Christmas love song" (don't you just love how you had songs for different seasons of your dating life).

And I hate to admit that its theology is very awful. I know that I don't technically need my husband, but I am so thankful I am graced to spend my Christmases with him. I am also very thankful that I am no longer enslaved to the idolatry of Jonathan like I once was when I deemed this song as ours. I now can't help but to sing it and see the evidence of God's grace in my life...and of course, swoon Jonathan with my, oh, so beautiful singing. (yeah, right!)

All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey

So what's your favorite Christmas song?

7 comments:

Jonathan said...
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jonathan parnell said...

"idolatry of Jonathan"

That must be some kind of cult... For the record, this Jonathan does not endorse, encourage, or recommend this cult or any dysfunctional thing like it in relationships..

pass this news on to all the high school kids you know...

The Parnells said...

you could have at least left your favorite Christmas song...

Jenna said...

HEY!!! I'm finally stopping by!!! Thanks for your comments on my blog. I don't think we've officially met, but I'll harangue you at church sometime, okay?

I love that upon my first visit, I notice that we both have the simple black blog...And that our latest posts start with OPPOSITE statements.

hilarious. This almost goes without saying, but I love that Mariah Carey song. Just makes me want to bee-bop all over my kitchen while making Christmas cookies...making my husband swoon at my oh so slick dance moves (yeah right!!!).

blessings!

Stephanie said...

I like "O Holy Night" Sadly to say, I discovered my love for this song after N'Sync had it on one of their albums!

Anonymous said...

Jon not everything romantic is a cult....I love the song I'll Be Home for Christmas.....it always seems that my whole life I have been trying to go home...but nothing compares to the day when I finally am Home and spend the untimate Christmas with the real reason for the season....Happy Birthday Jesus....pamela859

Josh and Donna said...

please let jonathan know i also love this song and we played it at our wedding reception. our marriage is built on lies, all mariah carey's lies....