Today we had the privilege of releasing our new song and video “MAMA’S TOO HOT FOR CHRISTMAS”. The song was written for and inspired by some of our friends in Los Angeles from The Moms View who just recently relocated there from cooler climates. We were also motivated to write the song because we have a passion for perpetuating the awesomeness of mothers, the incredible blessing of a solid marriage and the benefits of growing our family via adoption. God has gifted us with the ability to create quality entertainment that brings joy and happiness to many. So, while we are aware of the double entendre of the “MAMA’s TOO HOT FOR CHRISTMAS” title, at the heart of the song is really just a fun story designed to make people happy during Christmas.
What we didn’t expect was some criticism coming from Christians who have no patience or understanding that a family like ours can appreciate the somberness and depth of the holiday being about Jesus’ birth while also joyously singing along to songs like “Frosty the Snowman” and “Jingle Bells.” Comments like “I am unsubscribing because Christmas is about Jesus not about Mamas being too hot for Christmas” appeared on our YouTube channel. We received more thumbs down than expected while we simultaneously started selling the song with healthy strides on YouTube. We are a Christian family. We have a tree in our house and have stockings hanging from a fireplace that Santa will be jumping down with presents. I don’t recall any of these things being mentioned in the Bible. All of these things are traditional and not biblical. Even the date of December 25th is traditional rather than factual. We know these things but still can sing songs about bells jingling while holding onto biblical truths.
These days as Christians we seem to struggle to keep the word Christmas alive when others insist on using the word "holiday." We don’t want the word or the holiday to be watered down either. So, why should we nitpick a song/video like this one that depicts and captures the joy of Christmas represented by a solid and happy Christian family? We need to pick our battles wisely. My question is this: “Is Christmas too hot for Christians?” “Are Christians getting too cold to find the joy of the season and the meaning of what Christ really came for?” It is easy to look at a song like “Mama’s Too Hot for Christmas” and coldly appear shocked while not really evaluating what is shocking about it. I wonder if this is the same mindset that was stunned by the lyrics in the Jesus Culture song “How He Loves Us” and insisted on changing the words “sloppy wet kiss” to a lyric that doesn’t evoke the raw passion of how Jesus really does love us. Is it really so scandalous for a Christian woman to be seen on film with her husband and children celebrating marriage, joy, a fun family, a love for snow, a desire to go away to a cold climate with her husband and celebrate with her family? Jesus does love us like a sloppy wet kiss and sometimes Mama is too hot for Christmas in Los Angeles. Sometimes she would like to celebrate it on the ski slope with her husband in a Santa suit. And sometimes this hot Mama is a Christian mother passionate about Jesus and happily singing and dancing in front of a curtain. At the heart and core of who this woman is there is a Holy Spirit fire igniting her to physically express who she is as a woman of God. This doesn’t need to be spelled out every minute by wearing her faith on her sleeve. But the faith and belief in Jesus is the flame that warms and burns her soul to the core.
I hope Christmas isn’t too hot for Christians. I hope Christians are willing to receive a sloppy wet kiss from Jesus. I hope that the fire hasn’t gone out from the heart of Christians and that Christians aren’t too cold for Christmas. I hope Christians aren’t too cold to be able to truly show goodwill toward others this Christmas. There is a fire required to really understand that Jesus came and that the Christmas season is about showing grace, forgiveness, love, joy to others, even when they sing songs you don’t approve of. Mama is too hot for Christmas because her faith really isn’t about just one day anyhow. Each day she celebrates who Jesus is. On Christmas she traditionally prefers a cooler climate and wants to be able to celebrate the fact that Jesus came so we could sing and dance with joy when he blesses us with a good man, a marriage of 25 years and 7 miraculous children. Now that’s hot!!!