Sunna Gunnlaugs

All I Want to Hear for Christmas

December 8, 2009 3:05 pm | Filed under: Music | Comments (5)
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It's beginning to look a lot like….Christmas! (I'm writing this in my green reindeer pajama pants.) As a teacher, I find it interesting that kids and teenagers can't wait to play Christmas tunes while the grown up students want to wait as long as possible. They usually end up waiting too long and not being able to really get more than one tune or so together before Christmas break. The connotation Christmas music has is so different for the two groups. It's really unfortunate but commercialism has done its damage. Instead of associating peace and gratefulness with Christmas, some people get stressed over all the obligations to full fill and expectations to meet, not to mention the post-holiday financial hangover. (read more…)