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Paul Schneidmill


In my previous submission “WHY CAN'T “CHRISTMAS” BE CALLED “CHRISTMAS?”, I referenced the ludicrous and ridiculousness of deliberately disregarding recognition of the day and season for what it really is: the celebration of the Savior of the world – Jesus Christ. 


As I further contemplated this complete and utter foolishness of calling “Christmas” a “Holiday” (an unexplained one at that…) I began to think of all the tunes and songs that would require lyrical changes, if this foolishness were to continue until it manifested itself into total and irreversible stupidity..




Nat “King” Cole’s classic rendition of “The Christmas Song” would have to be renamed “The “Holiday” Song,” with the final line sung as “Merry Holiday to you.”


Bing Crosby’s timeless recording of “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” would now be “I’m Dreaming of a White “Holiday.”  (That certainly would raise an immeasurable amount of questions from a whole lot of folk…even though it’s supposed to simply be a “dream…”)    


Elvis Pressley’s “Blue Christmas” would end up as a “Blue “Holiday” and without a doubt fly off the shelves of music stores.


“We Wish You a Merry Christmas” would become “We Wish You a Merry “Holiday” (how interesting?), and countless other tunes would have no meaning like they have now.


That’s sad because the truth of the matter is that shepherds on the outskirts of Bethlehem, the city of Bread; were told that the Bread (the vital nutrient) of Life (John 6:35) was born unto all of us on the day we celebrate as Christmas.”

(Luke 2:11)


I will continue to celebrate and call the “holiday” what it actually and truly is: Christmas!


In that respect alone, I will not be changing my tune.


Sing it, Nat…”Merry Christmas to you!”     


Copyright 2005 Paul Schneidmill