I pulled out that classic Christmas album, “A Partridge Family Christmas Card” featuring the vocal stylings of David Cassidy.
Yeah, that’s right, baby! I am a child of the 70’s. So – I still like to hear The Partridge Family singing Christmas carols once or twice each Christmas season. I try not to go public with that fact very often, but there it is.
But I am really wondering about their version of “Frosty the Snowman,” and what David Cassidy was thinking when he recorded it?
If you have never heard it, and I really recommend you go immediately to your local Salvation Army or Goodwill store and seek to purchase your own copy, imagine this well-loved and much-sang song, slowed down…slowed waaaaaaay down. Imagine a white guy (David Cassidy a.k.a. Keith Partridge) singing as “soulfully” as he can. Imagine his eyes closed as he sings it with deep feeling. Imagine this song sounding so gospel, so deeply pleading, that it would sound appropriate at a Billy Graham Crusade altar invitation time. Imagine singing “Frosty the Snowman,” with so much feeling that you must stop and focus on said snowman -right now!?
The other day I was listening to the same song by different, more upbeat performers and the words did give me pause (check it out here), but now I am wondering if David Cassidy knew way before I pondered the possibility – that Frosty IS, indeed, a Christ-figure?
Don’t worry. The season is just getting started. Lots more thoughts where these came from!…Jeanie
NOTE TO SELF: Put The Partidge album away now.