Meghan, I hear you. Just got back a bit ago from the “Winter Song Festival” at Danny’s elementary
school. It’s hard not to be charmed by a stage full of third graders trying
to simultaneously fidget, pick noses, surreptitiously punch back the kid who
just surreptitiosly punched you, and remember the lyrics to songs. I must
say, though, the decline in the quality of “winter songs” is appalling.
Compare the narrative power and glorious melody of “Good King Wencelas” with
“Happy happy happy, Kwanzaa is here,” or whatever the hell it is. And there
ARE other words that rhyme with “menorah” other than “hora,” you know.
Clement Wood’s COMPLETE RHYMING DICTIONARY lists Angora, Aurora, Bora-Bora,
and a slew of girls’ names. The poverty of imagination and mediocrity of
thought that go into these PC productions are not the worst thing about
them, but they’re pretty close.