Holiday Madness

Is it really asking so much to expect that CDs filled with songs such as “Christmas Canon,” “Tennessee Christmas,” “Blue Christmas” or “The Christmas Song” be assigned to the genre “Christmas” rather than “Holiday” music? Honestly, is anyone who would buy these CDs going to be put off by them being called Christmas music?

A case in point is “The Best of Bing Crosby: The Christmas Collection.” Of the 18 songs, seven have the word “Christmas” in the title; six are based on the religious aspects of Christmas, yet the genre, as assigned by Ebenezer Scrooge, apparently, is “Holiday.”

Is the entertainment industry really so far removed from reality that they can’t understand that people who buy Christmas music aren’t offended by the word “Christmas?” If that’s the case, I pity those poor people who can’t understand the perfect love summed up here:

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 KJV

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