Christmas Concert Ruminations

My Christmas concert came and went. No, I don’t have a “winter concert” or “holiday concert.” We don’t play winter music at the concert. We don’t play Easter or Halloween or Arbor Day music at the concert. We play Christmas music. So it’s a Christmas concert. Why is it so difficult for people to understand that concept? Why are so many people scared of offending people that they let fear dominate their lives?

My concerts used to be offensive, but that was because my bands didn’t know how to play. Now, they sound pretty good, and all that stuff. We have fun. We perform both secular and sacred music. Of course, none of them have words, so there is really ...