The Day Thread of Amy Grant’s Christmas Album (12/18/21)

Happy Holidays from 1980s CCM’s favored daughter!

We used to study this song in my advanced music theory classes because the verse is in an irregular quintuple meter (with a 3+3+3+3+2 beat division pattern). I.e. it’s in five and the fifth beat is slightly shorter than the others.

Also, the lyrics are just so off-putting:

Hurry now wake up your eyes
Time for little ones to see
Daddy’s got a BIG surprise

For further study, check out Tennessee Christmas: