Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Thanks holiday music channel! 

Explaining why "Mommy was kissing Santa Claus" to an inquisitive* 4-year old enrapt in the yuletide mythos is an unexpected challenge.

* is there any other kind?


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Same song, same question, different inquisitive four year old.

Awkward, and what will daddy say when they tell?

By Blogger boathead, at 7:20 AM  

I think the more important question is... why would you willingly turn on 101.9 in the holiday season (or any other season for that matter) in the first place? ;)

By Anonymous Daniel Z, at 9:39 AM  

Try explaining the proliferation of "lower case Ts" all over the place to an inquisitive Jewish five-year-old.

By Blogger Leigh C., at 9:50 AM  

Leigh: Heh. No I hadn't tried that.

It's like Sesame street. The letter of the day, er, season is...

DZ: sometimes I get outvoted.

By Blogger oyster, at 3:02 PM  

Leigh: For some reason, that reminds me of a story from high school. I was the only Jewish person at my school and some girl questioned (kinda snidely) how I could grow up without Santa. I responded with a snide question of my own... "How could you grow up with your parents lying to you".

Oyster: Ah, understandable. :)

By Anonymous Daniel Z, at 3:41 PM  

Mommy kissed Santa Claus and when she became a grandma, she was run over by his reindeer. Something's not right in the state of Christmas-land.

By Anonymous Maitri, at 4:40 PM  

Hee! I went to Jewish day schools up through eighth grade, Daniel, so I didn't do much of that, but my younger brother was definitely the one to burst every public school kid's bubble about Santa.

My one discomfort with the season at that point was having to sing Christmas carols at the school's holiday concerts. I had to fall out of those songs whenever "Jesus" came up. Perhaps if they had created some arrangement of "Jesus On The Mainline" or something, I might have been more inclined to join in regardless.

By Blogger Leigh C., at 6:04 PM  

Leigh: I also went to Jewish Day School through eighth grade. It was in high school where I had to deal with the "Santa Lie".

In high school, it got to the point where I just did not attend the "Christmas Assembly" because i didn't feel the need to attend something that did not have anything to do with me.

By Anonymous Daniel Z, at 9:52 AM  

One choral work that still makes me groan and curse John Rutter to the skies after all these years: "A Gaelic Blessing". "Peace of Christ, the light of the world to you"? Ummm, not to me, thanks.

And Oyster, it coulda been much worse. She coulda asked you to explain "Back Door Santa".

By Blogger Leigh C., at 11:18 PM