Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tidings of Comfort & Joy

Amid the hustle and bustle, many turn to music to sooth the hurry and stress we sometimes feel during the Christmas season.

On the radio I heard one such song soother. I love the song God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen and I especially enjoy this version by the Barenaked Ladies and Sarah McLachlan. This song and arrangement always speaks to me and puts me in the right frame of celebration.

My little one loves this song too and tries to sing along, except the lyrics are interpreted differently in my little man's preschool musical ear.

"Star of wonder, star of bite, start of boy and booty night"

This interpretation made me smile. I explained to my Middle Boy B the real words and with his adorable serious expression he calmly explained that's not what he heard.

Speaking of preschool, he came home with a card with those merry gentlemen on the front. He knew they were kings from our song who traveled to see the baby Jesus on his birthday. I guess what he would call a "bootyful night, long ago?"

May you experience tidings of comfort and joy this season with your loved ones and let the littlest ones delight you with their enlightening observations.


Cindy said...

Funny stuff! I love that rendition of the song, too. Merry Christmas!

Janet said...

Thank you for the "bootyful" music and story. I enjoyed both. Merry Christmas!