There are songs and then there are songs. Songs have always spanned the spectrum of melodic and harmonic construction and the lyrics similarly range from foolish to profound. About an hour ago, I heard the contemporary jazz group Pink Martini put a rhythmic spin on "We Three Kings of Orient Are." It was great.
My argument is with dull, pedestrian seasonal music. I'm not a great fan of Pink Martini or of jazz, but, China Forbes has a fine voice and the band is made up of real musicians.
Not all new or contemporary music fails. In fact, just as some rock is more complex than some classical, some contemporary Christmas music is more satisfying to listen to than some of the older material that is still given play during December.