It's a balmy 76-degrees here in the Denver area today, much like yesterday. Because of his recent surgery, Dave was unable to join every neighbor on our block in putting up their lights and decorations for Christmas over the weekend (before the snow falls later this week), but the block was brilliantly sparkling last night as the night fell earlier than the day before.
I am puttering around the house getting ready for Thanksgiving and have an XFM station playing assorted Christmas music. I opened my front door and heard some one else playing their Mariah Carey Christmas CD loudly as they did yard work.
I have heard, "Frosty the Snowman" at least 3 times this morning. When you are washing baseboard trim, you have no choice but to really ponder the words.Frosty the Snowman was a jolly happy soul With a corncob pipe and a button nose And two eyes made out of coal. Frosty the Snowman is a fairytale they say He was made of snow but the children know How he came to life one day… Frosty the Snowman was alive as he could be And the children say he could laugh and play Just the same as you and me.
The song goes on to explain how the sun was hot and Frosty knew his time was limited so he encouraged the kids to follow him to have some fun before he melted away. Apparently they all went to the village square and got pretty rowdy, daring the authorities to catch them. Frosty even got right up in a traffic cop's face and did not follow the orders to stop. He had to take off, finally…But he waved good-bye saying "Don't you cry – I'll be back again someday."
So here is what I am wondering: Is Frosty a type of Christ? Does he represent Jesus coming to earth and ticking off the religious Pharisees? Does Frosty's death and promise to return reflect the death of Jesus Christ and His promise to return?
Or is this whole Frosty thing a way to indoctrinate innocent children with re-incarnation nonsense?
Hey, I am just kidding around…Jeanie
NOTE TO SELF: Dig out the Christmas CDs…buy the Brad Paisley Christmas CD…