Bet you won’t be surprised to hear that I grew up listening to Christmas records. Yes, the ones on the turntable. The two I remember most were the “Hawaiians” and my personal favorite, Evie. (I am giving you a big hint as I will be featuring her signature song a little later in this “Lyric Lines” series.) Most of the Christmas songs featured on all of the albums of my childhood were traditional hymns with a few new ones thrown in for good measure. Many of these originals do not seem to have made it out the 70’s except for at least one.
Several years ago, when we purchased “Toby Mac’s Christmas in Diverse City,” I was quite excited to see a remake of this childhood classic: “Mary’s Boy Child.” While I will always have a special place in my heart for the Evie version, I do dig this newer version even more. My guys are not down with Christmas music, but I am definitely hoping to sneak in the album on our road trip today to Kansas to watch basketball games. (1970’s references intended).
Hark now hear the angels sing
A King is born today.
And man will live forevermore because of Christmas day!