An unpopular opinion, I know, but hear me out.
Songs like ‘Frosty the Snowman’, ‘I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm’, ‘Jingle Bells’, ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow’, ‘Sleigh Ride’, and ‘Winter Wonderland’, are entirely secular, and have nothing to do with Christmas, per se; in fact, ‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘Sleigh Ride’ have also had Thanksgiving assocations. (Interestingly, all of these other than ‘Frosty’ and ‘Jingle Bells’ were written by members of The Tribe.)
Basically, they celebrate winter.
I think that’s great; we who live in countries with winter should enjoy this season as much as we can (even as we’re inclined to complain about it); might as well.
But I think it’s unfortunate that these secular celebrations-of-winter songs have ended up mixed in with our Christmas celebrations, amidst Christmas carols and secular songs about Christmas which aren’t specifically carols or hymns…
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