Once a year
a man will board his sleigh
while children lie in bed awake
counting down the minutes for the sun

And the man will fly around the world
and stop for every boy and girl
making Christmas day
a merry time

But many years before that man
a child was born in Bethlehem
who made a way to God
for you and I

Then presents came
and eyes were turned
from Jesus Christ
and what he'd earned
to watching the night sky
for flying deer

But Jesus doesn't hate Santa Claus
Cause he knows Santa only does his job

When Santa arrives home from his
yuletide flight of merriment
and has his Christmas meal
he stops to pray

And God above will hear his prayer
and keep him safe another year
Cause God knows Santa Claus
Does his best

Cause Jesus doesn't hate Santa Claus
cause he knows Santa only does his job

But Jesus doesn't hate Santa Claus
cause he knows Santa only does his job



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    General CommentI'm really surprised that this song isn't more popular. It's a really beautiful song with a nice, and slightly funny message.
    It's obviously about how some people today say that the commercialism in Christmas (Santa) is taking the true meaning out of the Holiday.
    (ex.Then presents came
    and eyes were turned
    from Jesus Christ
    and what he'd earned
    to watching the night sky
    for flying deer
    ... people are distracted by the commercialism)
    But here, Number One Gun is laying that argument down for the sake of the love behind the Holiday, stating that "Jesus doesn't hate Santa Claus." And the part of Santa doing his job I think means that Santa is doing his job by spreading joy and just loving everyone, which is being an example of Christlikeness, and I would imagine Jesus would want people to associate joy and love with the Holiday of His birth.
    Bottom line: Just embrace Christmas and have a good attitude! :)
    bradleymustardon October 28, 2008   Link

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