I, who am professionally tied forever to one of the most popular seasonal articles at Christianity Today, “The Real 12 Days of Christmas,” began to listen to Christmas music today.
I never do this (sometimes I even enforce Advent tunes on my daughter while we decorate the tree, which we usually do around the second Sunday of Advent). I save my holiday playlist for December 25 and then I listen to it nonstop until Epiphany (January 6, if you are counting.)
But it’s been a hard year. And I love the third verse of Joy to the World:
“No more let sin and sorrow grow.
Nor thorns infest the ground:
He comes to make his blessings flow
Far as the curse is found.”