I love Christmas music. I turn it on in July to get my "fix", but I have a few songs on my list that should never be played again. Heading up that list is "Christmas Shoes."
The first problem I have with this song is that the little boy doesn't say thank you to the gentleman who bought the present for him; instead he says, "please hurry, sir" (after reading the lyrics to this song, I do see that he does say "thank you" at the very end, but that is after he's prompted the guy to hurry up and I had already written this).
Another problem I have with this song is the boy's view of Jesus. Whoever taught this child that shoes will make his mom "look beautiful when she meets Jesus" is full of it. I've tried to find where in the Bible it says something about Christmas shoes making someone beautiful in Jesus' eyes, but I haven't been able to locate anything along those lines.
I have a hard time believing that this boy's mom will appreciate the shoes. I can think of a million different things she would probably prefer if she's on her deathbed. I will list only a few: a pillow, a soft sheet, a warm blanket, warm socks, someone to brush her hair or put makeup on her, a shower, a hot bath, oh the list is endless.
And, finally, in true male form, the boy waits until the last minute to buy a present for his mom. "Please hurry, sir, Daddy say's there is not much time. You see she's been sick for quite some time." Nothing like procrastination.
I've decided to take a shopping lesson from this boy next year. I am going to turn to the person behind me in line and say, "Oh no, I don't have enough money to cover the cost of this Xbox 360. You see, it is for my husband. He has been sick for quite some time and this gift will surely make him smile."
The only good thing about the Christmas season being past is I don't have to hear that song again for about 325 days!