Saturday, January 11, 2014

Boxing Day (a Relient K cover)

'Boxing Day' is a bank holiday, observed by the Commonwealth Nations on Dec. 26th - the day "after" Christmas.  According to Wikipedia, this is the day when bosses and employers would give gifts, or "Christmas boxes" to their servants or to tradesmen. In Canada at least, the only thing I can notice about Boxing Day is that it is the day when the world at large thinks Christmas has passed us by, and the day where we have all our crazy shopping sales (it's like the USA's Black Friday, except that no one gets trampled over for a TV).

It's a bit ironic that this song is called 'Boxing Day.' Relient K gets it right and wrong at the same time. Right, because the song is about Christmas being over, and yet because it gives us hope, we don't have to mourn its passing. Wrong, because the season of Christmas doesn't even end until tomorrow, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

Still. The message is great:

"Oh no more lights glistening
No more carols to sing
But Christmas - it makes way for Spring."

From Winter to Spring. From the manger to the Cross. From Christmas to Easter, and from birth to rebirth.

Enjoy the cover!

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