Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Blahs?

There is a lot of talk about the Christmas Blahs. Most people think that we stress ourselves out so much around the holidays that there is no way they can meet our expectations. The Christmas Blahs seem to be attributed to the modern commercial version of Christmas but I don't know that this is the case. I was listening to the lyrics of We Need a Little Christmas and if you think about it, the song almost seems to talk about forcing yourself into the holiday spirit. The song was written for the Broadway Musical Mame in 1956.

Seems like maybe the Christmas Blahs have been around for a while.

Haul out the holly;
Put up the tree before my spirit falls again.
Fill up the stocking,
I may be rushing things, but deck the halls again now.
For we need a little Christmas
Right this very minute,
Candles in the window,
Carols at the spinet.
Yes, we need a little Christmas
Right this very minute.
It hasn't snowed a single flurry,
But Santa, dear, we're in a hurry;
So climb down the chimney;
Put up the brightest string of lights I've ever seen.
Slice up the fruitcake;
It's time we hung some tinsel on that evergreen bough.
For I've grown a little leaner,
Grown a little colder,
Grown a little sadder,
Grown a little older,
For we need a little music,
Need a little laughter,
Need a little singing
Ringing through the rafter,
And we need a little snappy
"Happy ever after,"
Need a little Christmas now.
Need a little Christmas now.

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