There are a lot of people who believe that Christmas is done best in their hometown or part of the country. Whether it’s snow and sledding, lighting a star on a mountain, celebrating the Feast of the Three Kings, eating gumbo, watching the mummers parade, or putting presents under the palm tree while drinking margaritas, everyone’s partial to the way they do Christmas back home.
But not everybody has to sing about it.
And if you do have to sing about it, does it have to be so maudlin? Are Tennesseans really praying in their childlike hearts for a white Christmas? Does Tennessee have some monopoly on love circling ’round? And why the gratuitous digs at Colorado and L.A.?
Sheesh, I’m a native Tennessean, and this song is enough to make me go spend Christmas somewhere far from home–say, Belgium.