I recently watched a ridiculous music video called “I’m giving guilt for Christmas“. It’s a corny song about a guy who is tired of feeling guilty about Christmas and instead decides to return all that guilt in “payback” and “pay it forward” to all the people in his life. Sounds like a great plan, huh? Not.
It sounds like a guy who’s hurting as he’s realized how unproductive and harmful guilt has been in his life. He wants to get rid of it, but has no idea what to do with it. Here’s an excerpt from the lyrics:
I’m giving guilt this Christmas
just like mother taught me
it’s the best
it outlasts everything she ever bought me.
Guilt, the gift that keeps on giving
year in and year out
What is Christmas
without something to feel bad about?
What’s interesting about his little song is that, he has apparently allowed the judgement of others to make …