What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this song is not really a Christmas tune; it is about the pain of a breakup during the holidays. While this single chronicles the emotional end of a relationship, it contains no swearing or references to adult content -- aside from one brief allusion to a "drunken Elvis" ("like some drunken Elvis, I go singing out of tune"). It's a fine choice for young and old Coldplay fans alike.
What's the story?
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS is a holiday-themed song about love and loss from mega-popular pop band Coldplay. The tune is less about Christmas itself and more about a breakup that happens at holiday time. Without using explicit language or adult references, frontman Chris Martin sings about both the pain of his breakup experience and his optimistic view for the future. Parents should feel fine about buying this song for younger kids who are fans of the band.
Is it any good?
In classic Coldplay style, "Christmas Lights" contains a simple yet beautiful piano-based hook that grabs you in the first few notes. Orchestral arrangements round out the sound, making the tune another solid entry in the list of Coldplay hits.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about why Coldplay would choose to incorporate a Christmas theme into a breakup song.
Can the holidays heighten emotions, both good and bad? Why, or why not?