Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Music

These are my thoughts on Christmas music while listening to so much of it this season:
  1. Why are reindeer such jerks? And what are "reindeer games?" Why is Rudolph only accepted after proving his worth, not on his personality, but on his natural physical ability; and what message does that send to children? (If you are physically exceptional, you too will be accepted. Or perhaps, people will only like you if you are of use to them)
  2. Also, if "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" were rewritten today, it would center around cyber-bullying. The other reindeer would talk poorly about him on Facebook and Twitter. They would make rude comments on his status updates.
  3. Why is Nixon one of the reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen. Comet and Cupid and Donder and Nixon. How strange. I suppose after resigning from the presidency, Nixon got a job pulling Santa's sleigh. And that is probably why the reindeer are so mean. They more than likely bugged Rudolph to get more dirt on him.
  4. "Let It Snow" was obviously written by someone who has not had to work after Christmas Day. I am referring especially to the line 
    And since we've no place to go/Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
    When you need the money, as you more than likely do if you are working in retail the day after Christmas, you do not want it to snow. That would make if difficult to get to work. 
  5. I have always wondered what a "one horse slopin' sleigh" could be. Maybe it is an east coast thing of which I am unaware.
  6. Why does the baby Jesus hate the masculine form of "the" in Spanish so much? No "el," ever. Strange.