If you're a big fan of the song, "Mary, did you know?" you may want to just skip this post. It's completely okay. I promise.
And now for something a little lighthearted...
The Christmas song, "Mary, did you know?" emerged in the early 90s and quickly became the bane of the entire Christmas season for me. From its typically sappy renditions to its absolutely dreadful lyrics, I entirely despise it. One of the small blessings of 2020 is that I haven't been subjected to this torturous tune yet this year, and we've made it through all the Sundays of Advent and our Christmas cantata. Oh, the joys!
From the first time I heard it, I've wondered if the lyricist has ever actually even read the accounts of the Annunciation and the Christmas from the bible. It seems impossible, else he would've gotten only so far as asking, "Mary, did you know?" and answering with a resounding, "Well, yes, of course she did!" Yet the song remains, even after nearly 30 years. One glance at the Magnificat (Luke 1.46ff) should make it plain that Mary not only knew every question this song poses but also knew her Old Testament a heck of a lot better than most of us! Not too shabby for a young teenage girl.
This snarky and well-informed video is a beautiful response to what has to be one of the worst Christmas songs ever. Enjoy!