December 09, 2004

I Beg To Differ

Owen thought it enough to proclaim that he agrees with Fuzz Martin's selection. I not only disagree with the choice, I reject the entire category. Christmas songs range from celebrations of the Birth of the Christ Child to Sting getting rowed by chestnuts, but there is no cutoff point between traditional and non-traditional. There have been songs about celebrating the holiday for centuries. If I had to single out a non-spiritual Christmas song, the choice would have to be Deck us all with Boston Charlie,.

Posted by triticale at December 9, 2004 11:21 PM

Here is my rebuttal. Traditional Christmas songs are ones that have been sung by everybody. They are songs that you will find on every Christmas CD. Jingle Bells, Silver Bells, White Christmas, Blue Christmas - they're all traditional Christmas tunes.

Singles like "Trees on Fire" from Cledus T. Judd and the new spiritual single, "New Again," from Brad Paisley and Sara Evans are by no means "traditional" because they are not readily recognizable.

The difference is nearly black and white.

I do like how you pointed out the difference between spiritual and non-spiritual. So, I have revamped my thinking and further split my internal Christmas music theory it into four categories:
Spiritual - Traditional
Spiritual - Non-Traditional
Non-Spiritual - Traditional
Non-Spiritual - Non-Traditional

Montgomery Gentry's version of "Merry Christmas from the Family" is my favorite Non-Spiritual/Non-Traditional Christmas tune on the air.

Posted by: Fuzz Martin at December 11, 2004 12:16 AM
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