Did you know that Jingle Bells is not actually a Christmas song, but a Thanksgiving song as explained in the encyclopedia article at this link?
Did you know that Sleigh Ride was never written for Christmas as this encyclopedia article states? Did you know that the term “birthday party” was later changed by some musicians to “Christmas party” to make it sound more Christmas, but even today people still sing “birthday party” and consider the song to be a winter seasonal selection for any event as explained about the composer’s intent in this article? The lyrics were written by a Jewish man named Mitchell Parish (Michael Hyman Pashelinsky) who is buried today in the Jewish Beth David cemetery.
Over the River and Through the Woods is another song stolen by Christmas observers, but it was actually a Thanksgiving song as well as can be seen in this encyclopedia article.
Let It Snow and The Little Drummer Boy are two examples of songs that do not reference Christmas, but have been adopted by Christmas adherents. The former song is a winter seasonal song and the latter is a song that references the birth of Jesus. A multitude of other songs have also been adopted by Roman Catholics to use for their Christ Mass (or Christmas) celebration. These songs are not Christmas compositions at all, but are are actually songs of Christ’s birth (or nativity songs) such as these well-known hymns:
- Angels from the Realms of Glory
- Angels We Have Heard on High
- Away in a Manger
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
- Joy to the World
- O Come, All Ye Faithful
- O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
- O Holy Night
- Once in Royal David’s City
- Silent Night
- What Child Is This?
- While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
- Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
- Handel’s Messiah
Also, even some of the nativity hymns above have been questioned by some critical thinkers as seen in the article at this link. While I may not agree with all the conclusions of the individual in that article, it does set one’s mind to wondering how discerning we are when it comes to examining hymns’ lyrics in comparison with Scripture and whether we are singing songs just because “we’ve always sung them”. “Joy to the World” is an example of a Biblically accurate hymn, but it is not even a song about Christmas but rather about the Second Return and Millennial Reign of Christ (i.e. “far as the curse is found”, etc) based upon Psalm 98.
With all of the above songs removed from the list of supposed “traditional Christmas favorites”, one realizes that there are actually very few traditional Christmas songs. Of the songs that have been claimed as Christmas songs, most were stolen from other celebrations and of the handful of songs that remain as true Christmas carols, most were written in the past century. There’s a reason for this fact.
Did you know that Christmas wasn’t even celebrated in England for some time? When the English people were near almost certain slaughter by a sneaky Charles I who, married to a Catholic queen, was intent on attempting to covertly bring Catholic armies from the surrounding countries to massacre the English people who were Protestants, the courageous Oliver Cromwell took his place in the annals of historical legend. Cromwell defeated Charles I and took power from that wicked despot, saving the greater part of the English lives of the realm, while banning all pagan, Catholic rituals including the riotous festival known as the twelve days of Christmas as can be read in the article at this link. The Bible didn’t approve pagan practices being renamed with Christian names by the Catholic religion (or the majority of Protestants in the twenty-first century) as seen in the article at this link. It is also a known fact that when the vindictive Catholic king Charles II replaced Cromwell’s leadership that he immediately returned England to the practice of Christmas and had Cromwell’s body exhumed and beheaded in violent but senseless retribution.
Also, the early American colonists, who had fled the Old World of Roman-dominated Inquisitions and forced Catholic conversions, were thrilled to find the New World of America where they could worship the GOD of the Bible without any pagan additions. One pagan, Catholic tradition that they banned was Christmas, and that’s why for the greater part of the nation’s existence Christmas and Easter were banned due to their pagan origins and Catholic associations (until millions of Catholic immigrants arrived in America during the mid-1800s and began the celebration of their Christ Mass in America toward the end of that century – not to mention their extravagant promotion of Christ Mass through their Hollywood, California media conglomerates for those who know the history and control that they exerted in that city from its very inception and throughout that state as seen in articles like this one and this one and this one).
Christ Mass was known historically as a time when cruel Romans would kill Christians or when Catholic Romans persecuted Jewish people or when pagan tribes warned their children that the demon Krampus would come to get all “bad” children on Christmas Eve (and in the Catholic version, the demon is accompanied by Sinterklaas or Saint Nicholas) as can be read in the article at this link. The occult English writer Charles Dickens (known for ghosts, seances and hypnotism) and the bigot Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) who both crafted cruel stereotypes like “Scrooge” and “Grinch” to describe anyone who held beliefs like our founding fathers (who avoided Christmas), were perfect examples of the old intolerant Roman era.
The early Americans, free of old Roman Inquisitions and intolerance, chose to avoid Christmas and instead create their own festival day – a Thanksgiving Day which they shared with the Indians who were of another ethnicity, religion, and culture … a display of true Biblical love … and now you know the truth of the matter.
Happy Thanksgiving Day! Love freely, share from your plenty, and may GOD’s grace be rich to you and yours.