My favorite part of this time of year is the music.
Christmas carols always bring back frosty memories of caroling until I couldn't feel my feet, and waking up the next morning with a sore throat.
There is something very poignant about the message in Christmas music--especially during such a dark time of year.
The older I get though the more I realize that it's not just the music--it's the memories attached to them.
I can never hear Bing Crosby belting out "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" without thinking of my grandma's house on Christmas day. She must have liked Bing a lot--she had quite a few of his records.
The Christmas songs I love best though are the ones that speak of Jesus' birth.
"O Little Town of Bethlehem"
"O Beautiful Star of Bethlehem"
Even if all the lyrics to these carols may not be entirely theologically correct they point us toward the real meaning of Christmas--Christ's birth.
Do you enjoy Christmas music? What are some of your favorites?