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Christmas: The Soundtrack

December 22, 2009

This song has made the rounds on Thy Ole’ Biblioblogs the last few years. It is epically bad, and probably existing in enough forms that it could be examined in some sort of cultural and sociological study.

I like this version: “Part of a Christmas movie for LDS that just happened to sync up perfectly with one of the worst songs ever recorded.”

Yup. That pretty much sums up a song or video worthy of Scotteriology.

Wow. When that dude hits the high-note it’s hard not to imagine the donkey from the nativity scene kicking him in the junk.

Unintentionally, there may be theological significance in selecting this song to be the music to portray this event.

Many Christians would probably want some sappy spiritual music or some of the greatest classical music ever written to be the backdrop for this scene. Similarly, with their unhealthy images of God, many persons can only imagine God coming in power. They can only imagine God coming as Caesar. This God would need a majestic and powerful soundtrack.

But that’s not the story we have…

We don’t have Alexander or Augustus, we have Jesus. Born low and killed lower. Maybe a song sung horribly is a better background to a life begun under questionable circumstances and ended by a horrible one. We do not proclaim the life of one who came and conquered in power. We proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles.

FAAAaaaAAAaAAaaaaaAAAAAAAaaaAaAaAaAaAaAaAllllllllll on your kneeeEEEeEeEEEEeEEEeEeeEsss…

5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 22, 2009 8:01 am

    I can point you to about a zillion mp3 of action movie trailer music on Amazon if you want to do a “Baby Jesus: Action Hero!” video.

    Of course, if you want to reach the younger generation, it should be a trailer for an M-rated video game with gore, cussing, and sex. The apocryphal gospels might have some material for that.

  2. Josh permalink
    December 22, 2009 8:20 am

    I was going to resist watching it, but you got me on this line:
    “When that dude hits the high-note it’s hard not to imagine the donkey from the nativity scene kicking him in the junk.”

    Though I still didn’t make it through without skipping most of it. :^)

  3. December 22, 2009 9:51 am

    What a good find!

  4. Clif permalink
    December 29, 2009 11:37 am

    Thanks for this. I couldn’t stop laughing through it.


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