“Jingling Bells and Decked Halls”
Psalm 51: 15: “O Lord, open my lips, that my mouth may declare Your praise.” One of the more obvious deviations from a real marking of Christmas is in the songs we sing. The early centuries of the Church produced some truly awesome hymns that explored and celebrated what the Day and the Season is all about. Could we not update the music of these, instead of forever relating the adventures of Frosty and immiserating over ‘Last Christmas’? Let’s make Christmas about His praise!