“Christmas Star”, music by Tay Zonday

Christmas music by Tay Zonday.

Tay hits the ground running with “Christmas Star”. There are no sweet hymns, tinkling chimes, or angelic harps. He is the messenger bearing a Christmas gift wrapped in straight talk. First line: “So you think you’re touched by Jesus. Speaking tongues and having seizures”? Wow. This gets your attention right away.

He quotes scripture and asks the hard questions about religion, tradition, politics, faith, consumerism, neighborliness, and the real meaning of Christmas. If you can get to the end of this song without having to look past the yuletide log stuck in your own eye… then he isn’t talking to you. “Christmas… we need more Christ… run to the mall and bask in his light”. The way he juxtaposes a traditional Christmas tune with being “in tuned” to issues of the day is brilliant. The last part of the song is punctuated with “Jesus is gonna be my rock star this Christmas”. A must listen to song any time of year. A song you won’t forget.

Christmas Star

Holy Night

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