*sigh* Really? A Xmas Song? OK, Just Barely

This is one of those songs that, although I associated it with Xmas when I was a young child, I have become less and less pleased with over the years. Oh, and I’ve heard and seen folks call it a “traditional cowboy song” (yes, “traditional” and “cowboy” *sigh*), because. . . well, Gene Autry. #gag

So, the third verse hints at a genuine Xmas theme, and the fourth verse actually quotes a snippet of scripture relating to the Nativity, but that is it.

Oh, and “Santy CLaus.”

Gene Autry has a lot to answer for. . . ๐Ÿ˜‰

Confession: I watched Gene Autry flics when I was a young kid. They seemed to be ubiquitous. Heck, inspired by both him and Roy Rogers, I once asked someone (my paternal grandfather) who grew up on a Texas ranch and who had been a real “cowboy” how cowboys kept their hair so neat when wearing “cowboy hats.” He very kindly explained the many differences between movie “cowboys” and the real deal. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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