Saturday, December 25, 2010

Somethin' for Christmas

A long time ago, while at my Grandmother's house in Kansas, I remember playing the "Nuttin' for Christmas" song on an old 45. It was also at that house (in 1978) where I received one of my favorite Christmas presents, the Kenner Star Wars Death Star! Well, there's a line from that song, which I wanted to share with you:

I'm getting nuttin' for Christmas
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad [1]

If you click the link (totally voluntary by the way), you'll understand why I brought it up. See, it ties into what I think makes Christmas really, really special. A few years ago we had a Holiday pod decorating contest at work and for it I created a simple star with the first verse of the song listed below on one side and the Peanuts quote on the other side. The song is actually an Easter song, but for me it summarizes Christmas perfectly (again, the links give even more explanation). No matter how "bad" you are, there's "somethin' for Christmas" for everyone.

God sent His Son -- they called Him Jesus;
He came to love, heal and forgive.
He lived and died to buy my pardon;
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives.

Because He lives I can face tomorrow;
Because He lives, all fear is gone.
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living just because He lives. [2]

"That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown." [3]


1. Nuttin' For Christmas (S. Tepper, R. Bennett, 1955)

2. Because He Lives (Gloria and William J. Gaither, 1971)
3. Linus Van Pelt from A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)


  1. Merry Christmas, everyone. I hope you guys have a great holiday!


  2. Merry Christmas from a far visitor (France) and thanks for your job.

  3. My Christmas present to one and all? I won't argue about the "true" meaning of the holiday. :-)