All these decades after the song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” first appeared, people today are still attacking the song and complaining about lyrics they claim are “problematic” and not politically correct.
While many of us don’t like the phrase “war on Christmas” because of its sensationalism — there is certainly something going on in today’s pop culture that is distracting us from the true meaning of Christmas.
I’m not sure if there is a more beautiful modern pop song than star entertainer Mariah Carey’s version of “O, Holy Night.”
Let’s consider these lyrics for a moment (and if you haven’t heard her version of this song, head straight to Spotify):
O, holy night, the stars are brightly shining / It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth
Long lay the world, in sin and error pining / Till He appeared, and the soul felt its worth
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices / For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn
Those words reflect what is meant to be celebrated on December 25 by billions of Christians across the world.
Christmas is about coming together in amazement that Jesus was born — and through Him, our souls are healed.
But many well-intentioned, loving Christian families tend to get swept up in a culture that doesn’t put Jesus at the center of Christmas. read more