Mary, do you STILL know?
I have no empirical evidence to prove this, only a hunch and the vestige of vague memory … maybe it’s deja vu, but it sure does feel like the only thing as reliable as tired and bad Christmas music every year is a story about the story behind Mark Lowry’s song, “Mary Did You Know?” Via sgblognews, here is this year’s installment. Second verse and all that.
Here’s my theory (assuming I’m not dreaming): good Christmas music is so hard to come by, feature writers looking for SOMETHING halfway original to say about Christmas music turn to one of the few good new(ish) Christmas songs for a story. Thus putting the song all that much closer to being tired and old like most of the rest of Christmas music.
Later Update: Ok, it’s not ALL bad. See here, if you’ve forgotten.Email this Post