That's me. I was a Swift Snob, I guess you could say.
She's been pretty much a sensation, right? 8 grammy nods, wasn't it? Don't ask me how I know, either. I surprise myself.
More albums sold and song downloads than any other country star EVER, I do believe I read somewhere.
So at times it's seemed like myself and a few of my friends (I see you raising your hand back there, Peach!) are the only backlash. The only teen girls who AREN'T absolutely digging all of her songs.
Why didn't I like her?
a. Her song writing is immature (to be expected, I suppose, when you wrote some of your hits when you were 15 or so)
b. I don't like the image she portrays (I had a hard time finding a picture I wanted to put on this blog, honestly. Not that they were all immodest, I just didn't like the tone...).
Today, Ophie and I were very shocked and very pleased to stumble across this song in our quest for good Christmas music. Her two other Christmas songs were I-miss-you-this-Christmas-breakup/love songs.
She can write a good break-up song, by the way. *Grins sheepishly*
We listened to the first 30 seconds of this song, expecting it to be no different than the others we'd tried. Then I perked up.
Listen--- just listen to it! How many popular singers (and, as I said above, she's VERY popular!) have the courage to risk the love of their fan base, dare to be controversial, and share what they really believe about Christmas?
My favorite part is the last chorus when she sings the name of Jesus Christ. Sings the name of Jesus Christ!
I'm not saying that she might not go and write a blatantly immoral song someday. My hope is not in celebrities. If she disappoints me-- and Christians everywhere--- it is because she is human.
But this was brave and deserves to be applauded!
Keep it up, Taylor!