Monday, December 8, 2014

Is the Grinch stealing Christmas?

Every year at this time, music teachers around the country are directing musical shows in December and calling them all kinds of things.  Do we dare call our concerts, Christmas concerts any more?

My program this year is called, "Seasonal Songs of Stage and Screen." My 6th graders are singing "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch."   The show this song is based on is called,  "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," not "How the Grinch Stole Winter or Holiday time."

Most people in this country celebrate Christmas in at least some kind of secular way. Whether you embrace the baby born in the manger 2000 years ago or not,  it is what it is.  It's Christmas and I'm not afraid to use the word.

So...as our final song says this year...
Have yourself a merry little Christmas.

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