Sunday, November 30, 2008

I Was Gonna Try to be Scroogey

But it's just not gonna work. I tried, really.

I didn't want to get into the spirit. I tried to hold back. I wasn't feeling it.

Too many decorations were coming out too soon. Way too soon for me. There was just too much talk of the holidays, and I was calling them the HELLIDAYS, because I just DIDN'T want to be into it this year. I didn't want to think about shopping, I didn't want to think about sending out cards with my kids' picture on them (I am still holding off on that one - I really don't have the energy for that this year), I was shuddering at the thought of having to shuttle gifts from the trunk to the basement to the shelves to hide them from children, and then to sneak them back out and then wrap them when they were asleep. I didn't want to think about planning and parties and gifting and buying and lights and eating and drinking and all of that stress that comes along with all of it.

NONE OF IT.

I was calling it the SCROOGEY HELLIDAYS.

But then, at church today, they played what is now my most favorite Christmas song EVER and I wanted to share it with you, in the hopes that if you were or are feeling the same way as I am or was about all the stress and aggravation that awaits us in the next four weeks that we just consider this song, and the words and take a moment to just ... Be.

18 comments:

TTQ said...

My freinds seem to think I would make the best personnel shopper and wrapper. How does one go about landing a gig or 4 like that?

Julie said...

I wanna go to YOUR church instead of my boring organ-music one!

Michelle said...

I'm so with you. I've been trying (since yesterday) to get into the spirit. My rule is NOTHING Christmas before my birthday and preferrably nothing before the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I programmed the three holiday stations into my XM radio and 105.9 and 93.9 into the radio radio. And driving around yesterday and today, I've been flipping from one to the other because I can't find a Christmas song I want to listen to. I bought all my presents for my adopted family. Still nothing. I refused to write Christmas cards today and am DREADING the ones I'm going to start receiving tomorrow.

So umm what church do you go to that plays music like this? We sang ancient German music today :) Are you at Willow Creek or something similar?

Shawna said...

Don't be a scrooge - the real you is to sweet and generous to every be scroogy.

Happy Whatever Holiday It Is this week!

Shawna

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Michelle--not Willowcreek--a small regular Lutheran church in Lisle that just has a rockin' outlook. My kids actually pay attention!

Bina said...

Wow Manic, I LOVE the music in this song. I can't listen to the words very good right now cause the TV is blasting, hubby is trying to talk to me and the washer is going.

Karla with a K said...

I love the video - with the lyrics.
Pretty powerful contrast of the singer and his lyrics vs the goings on around him.

Thanks.

Kwana said...

Thanks so much for that. I needed it tonight. I loved it when the music stopped and he was just singing in the middle of Park Ave on Union Square. I actually think I have to go there to the breast doctor next week. I know TMI but it will make the trip more special. Who is that artist?

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

TOTALLY False advertising in that video--THAT IS NOT EVEN THE REAL SINGER. The real singer is less than, how can we put this nicely ... let's just say Diva suggested when we discovered who the real singer is, that maybe he should do something about his facial hair and his looks. Shiver.

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

David Crowder, Song title: Oh Praise Him.

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Kwana--I hope everything is OK?

Kwana said...

Thanks for the info. You are so funny.I'd like to put it on my ipod. Everything is fine or should be. I have terribly annoying breasts but thank goodness there has not been any real problems found. This is a routine visit. Just a check up. The things women go through...

The Gang's All Here! said...

If you like that song, you ought to hook yourself up to his other music. Beautiful, reverent AND current, all at the same time. The message of the music is the true message of Christmas - HE just wants to love you and share the greatest gift HE has with you: His Son. DC's music always, always reminds me of the amazing love of the Father for me.

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Gang--that is exactly why I think that is my NEW FAVORITE CHRISTMAS SONG!!! It totally is a Christmas song! I will check out the rest of his music.

Kwana, so glad to know it is just routine!

J H said...

you're still going, huh?

it's been a long time, MM. glad to see you're still around.

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

JH!!! HEY THERE!!! YEP! I am still here!!! This week marks my FOUR YEAR anniversary! How have YOU been??

I see you're no longer blogging? At least not at your old address?

Kim Stagliano said...

These days it's more like "Screwged" which is what has happened to so many Americans. And yet, there's always room for holiday cheer. There is. We've learned this the hard way - but the season is beautiful and full of joy and kindness. Regardless of circumstances, assuming you have the basics.

I'm feeling cheery today.

Talk to me tomorrow....

cubmommy said...

I love David Crowder Band!! Great song!!!!!