AG has a cold, so she asked me to take her to the grocery store to buy cold medicine. While we're walking around the store we hear Christmas carols playing in the back ground. Why is that I ask. Did some one not get the message that is is the month of November? Did they forget that there is another holiday coming up called Thanksgiving? I would hope not figuring super markets make more money on Thanksgiving than they do on Christmas. All of that gluttony of food.
No the reason for their desending rythms of "Grandma got ran over by a reindeer" would be because there aren't really any thanksgiving songs. There are the "Monster Bash" and "Big Purple People Eater" and the ever so popular (I kid you not I heard this 7 times on Halloween night) "Ghostbusters." Then there are well over a million versions of Christmas songs, mainly because every music artist, once they hit big, think that they too must destroy all traces of happy memories we once had by picking a particular song and destroying it with a change in melody, rythm or vocal activities. My all time favorite Christmas carol would be "Carol of the Bells" yet just last Thursday I heard a version that made me even want to never here that song again.
Notice what is not in between those two musical complitations. That's right - Thanksgiving songs. There is no "Rudolph the red bearded turkey that if you'd ever saw - even you would say it glowed." No, nor is there the "O Little town of Pilgrims" or "Oh come all ye hungery." No - you will not find any one singing the peaceful song "Silent Night, all is right, because the turkey put them all to sleep." (Some of you will note that I'm leaving out "Hark the Harold Angels sing". I love that one two but for different reasons.)
So I'm taking it upon my self, as is LB (AG's roommate) and JPF, to write the Thanksgiving Carols. I know JPF is up to the task because one night him and I stayed up making up songs to the Sam Brannon Christmas Special. Stay tuned next year and hopefully we will have the joy of Thanksgiving songs ringing in our ears, instead of Christmas in November.
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