Saturday, December 6

Christmas Music

I have such an emotional connection to music anyway, but Christmas music really puts me over the edge.

When I was young, I loved the silly songs like Chipmunks Christmas and "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells". But I always loved the song Away in a Manger. My childhood church sings a song "Jesus, the Morning Star" from a children's program we did a long time ago. It still grabs me.

I cry when I hear "Mary, did you know?" Oh man. Gets me every time. I love the version currently on my myspace page by Kutless. And "Mary's Song" by Amy Grant gets me too. (I've signed that a few times at a few different churches and it leaves me emotional.) I guess because I'm a mom, I can't imagine birthing a child I knew was the son of God and that I wouldn't be able to protect him from his future and fate.

There is just such a pulling for me with lyrics and how people express themselves, happy or sad. So if you see me crying while I'm singing in my car, don't be surprised. Just check the radio stations to see which song it is making me cry this time.


Marissa said...

I'm not a huge musical person. I don't know who sings what and I've never really widened my musical horizons much past top 40 on the radio.

But church songs? waterworks. It stirs something inside me that, at that moment, apparently needs stirring.

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

"Mary, did you know?" gets me everytime too, especially the line "When you kiss your little baby, you've kissed the face of God." I got chills just typing it. I'm right there with ya, sister. In fact, one night at dinner we had the radio on (Christian radio, of course) and for some reason the song that was on just completely overwhelmed me emotionally. I started crying at the dinner table. The funny thing was, it was like Brian and the kids knew exactly what was happening and they didn't even make mention of it, they just let me have my little moment. It really is crazy the feelings a song can stir in you.

Kim Cervone said...

I am with you! After the kids Christmas play last night, a young woman sang "Away in a Manger" and I was teary. I don't know how the singer gets through the song if I can't!