Thursday, December 02, 2004
( 9:18 AM ) teahouse
My mother is very religious. When she was in college, she broke with her family's Buddhist tradition, and shocked everyone by converting to Catholicism.
When I was a kid, she was the one who dragged us out of bed on Sunday mornings to go to mass. She made sure we had our Confirmations at age 15. Because of her, we have a family tradition of going to Midnight Mass together every Christmas Eve.
Recently I asked her, "Mom, what's your favorite Christmas carol?"
I expected her to pick a really religious song. But she replied, "I like them all, but I just heard a really pretty new one - it's called Santa Baby."
Have you heard the lyrics to this song??? It's usually sung by a breathy, panting woman. And it's so full of sexual innuendo, even I was shocked.
"Hurry down the chimney tonight"?
"Come and trim my Christmas tree"?
Does my mother know?
Knowing her, she probably thinks the "baby" in the title is referring to the Baby Jesus.