Thursday, November 16, 2006

Godless Christmas Songs

This Christmas Holiday season, in the interest of pleasing the rough (very rough) minority of atheists in the United States, I have gathered a list of God-lite or God-free songs about the holiday on which we celebrate the birth of you-know-Who.

These are safe songs. These are the new classics. These will guarantee a completely God-free Christmas Holiday season in your home, to sit back comfortably among your Christmas holiday decorations, your Christmas holiday tree and your Christmas holiday presents and enjoy the Christmas holiday.

  • Holly Jolly Christmas

  • Merry Christmas Darling

  • I'll be Home for Christmas

  • Sleigh Ride

  • The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

  • Let It Snow

  • Winter Wonderland

  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Raindeer

  • Deck the Halls (more traditional, but still Godless. Love that line about gay apparel!)

  • Frosty the Snowman

  • It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

  • White Christmas (more traditional but still Godless)

  • Jingle Bells

  • Up on the Housetop

  • 12 Days of Christmas

  • O Christmas Tree (Warning: rare versions contain Christian verse)

  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town

  • Home for the Holidays

  • Rockin Around the Christmas Tree

  • Jingle Bell Rock

  • We Wish you a Merry Christmas

  • Feliz Navidad

  • Blue Christmas

  • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

  • Santa Baby

  • 12 Days of Christmas

  • Caroling Caroling

  • Silver Bells

  • Here Comes Santa Claus

  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

  • My Favorite Things (Not even a Christmas song)

  • Happy Holidays

  • Grown-up Christmas List (Purty, but no God in it!)

(Brought to you by Atheists Secularizing the Season.)

Perhaps you're wondering how I accumulated the list. That's an easy question. I just visited the play lists of the local radio stations that are already playing Christmas Holiday hits.

Perhaps you're wondering why I accumulated this list.

In all seriousness, I'm not criticizing the fact that some songs do not carry the latent meaning of the celebration of Christ's birth. A lot of these songs I like.

I'm criticizing the fact that these are the songs that are being selected more and more to be played during the Christmas holiday season. Aside from the occasional "Mary Did You Know?" (pandering to the "I was raised Catholic" crowd) and the occasional rare gem such as Josh Groban's "O Holy Night," the songs I have observed playing during the Christmas holiday season have been those listed above. Whether it be in malls, department stores, radio, TV, commercials, whatever, it's been the God-lite songs.

So to make a point, I've listed all the ones I can think of. During this Christmas season, see how many of them you recognize, and weigh them against the ones that relate more to that good old True Meaning of Christmas.

Also, if I've missed one or two, feel free to add on.



At November 30, 2006 at 4:38:00 PM PST, Anonymous Butch Cavendish said...

Happy holidays, Dave!

At December 3, 2006 at 4:06:00 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christian radio stations have alot of the holy moley type of christmas songs, check them out. Most every radio market has at least one christian radio station now.

At December 4, 2006 at 7:09:00 AM PST, Blogger Dave said...

There are a couple in my listening radius. Neither of them play much Christmas music.


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