I just had a conversation recently about when is an appropriate time to start listening to Christmas music. I have an opinion and you'll have a hard time convincing me otherwise (you can try, of course!). Now. That's my opinion.
When I was talking about it with friends, I actually said, "Whenever my heart wants it." Generally, this sounds like bad reasoning because it can lend itself unfortunately well to being swayed by emotion. But, in this case, I mean I will turn on "O Come Let Us Adore Him" whenever my heart wants a musical backdrop for the anticipation I feel for the coming of my Savior. I love imagining myself in the Before Christ place, where I am desperately hopeful (as beautifully as the Jews) for a Messiah.
Christmas music is not about chestnuts roasting or twinkling lights for me (although there is a time and a place for those tunes as well). Christmas music always ushers in that knotted up anticipation that refuses to stay locked up in my chest.
It is always a good time, in my opinion, to anticipate my Savior (whether imagining myself in the land of pre-Jesus or understanding myself now in the pre-second coming).
Enjoy (only if you want) some such music here and please let me know your thoughts!
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let LOVE fly like cRaZy (regardless of your Christmas music timeline)