Sue and I were talking about this just last week. Jason had introduced me to a new radio station one day on the boat and I’ve literally been listening to it ever since. I love that channel.
So last week as I was getting into the shower, I turned the radio on and there was a Christmas song on and I thought “oh how nice.” But then another followed and another followed and another…I thought “what the heck?!?!” I soon found out that this was all they are going to play from now until Christmas. WHAT??? It’s not even Thanksgiving yet. I love Christmas music as much as the next person but isn’t it a bit to soon??? I mean really, how many ways do we need to hear Silent Night for a month and a half????
So I didn’t really give it much more thought and last night I got this email from Darryl:
A few years ago, a station in my area took the “daring” step of playing nothing but Christmas music beginning December 1. Even that got old.
I adore Christmas music. I’m starting to inundate my kids with it already (hoping they’ll “get” Christmas and Santa this year). But if I were listening to radio music a lot, I’d prefer a bit more variety. A Christmas song here and there, sure, but not solid Christmas for two months.
What do you think their motive is?
I actually can’t stand shopping at this time of the year, once I hear Jingle Bells it stays in my head for the rest of the year… around October I finally manage to get it out only to hear it again in November… not good for both myself and those around me when I start singing it outloud… not a party trick you want hmph
I loathe Christmas. That being said, I celebrate it for the kids and inlaws. However, the playing of Christmas music this early, which I noticed right after the election, is going to drive me to the point of no return. The Christmas season should not start until after Thanksgiving, period. Let those of us who wish to avoid Christmas (but have unavoidable shopping) have a few more weeks of peace!
OK I’ll admit it I have been caught singing Christmas songs in the summer. I do think they should at least wait until Thanksgiving before they go all out with it though!
Christmas starts the day after Thanksgiving!! Gosh, I thought everyone knew this- someone better let the radio stations know! I hate seeing Christmas stuff out before Thanksgiving week.
I can’t even begin to tell you how irritated I am at that radio station. Almost every night I draw myself a bubble bath, light my candles and turn my Delilah on. I love her voice, it’s very soothing and she takes requests and plays the best slow, love songs ever. NOT now she doesn’t it’s Christmas music!!! I love Christmas music, but not when it’s not even Thanksgiving and not when I’m taking a bath. My baths are not so relaxing anymore!!!
Nikki, I so miss Delilah too. I loved showering to her. I like Christmas music too but not every song for all this time. I’m willing to even go 50-50 but it’s not even like that. Don’t you feel sorry for those DJ’s that have to listen to it their whole shift??
DJs, but also what about all the people who work in the service industry who can’t escape it either? I feel really bad for them. I’ve been them, and may be again. Those are the folks I feel really bad for.
Ho-ho-ho. I don’t really know much about how Christmas is in the states except that apparently these days it really does start around August or so >.<
I do feel sorry for them, I’d go insane!!!
Delilah? Are we talking about the same Delilah I used to listen to years ago? Honestly, every time someone asked her to dedicate a song to someone, she’d pick one that isn’t even close. Like, “Please play a song that says I’m so in love with you after all these years of our great marriage” and she’d play “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers [Anymore].” Is it just me?
I don’t have the patience for talk anymore. Just play me some music!
OH i think she picks the perfect songs most of the time. Sometimes I do think,”what was she thinking” but for the most part, she’s right on…in my opinion. I enjoy listening to her talk, and all the stories that come on.
I am so sick of the Christmas music already!!!! And how about all the stuff in the stores that was there before Halloween????? Start it after Thanksgiving, but in Oct is ridiculous!
I’m with you, Joy. I hit the same issue when I was driving around town this weekend–the only time I listen to the radio. I changed the station and stayed away from the ones playing Christmas music. Don’t get me wrong–I love Christmas music. I have a whole playlist of Christmas music on iTunes that I’ll be playing it after Thanksgiving, and I’m so looking forward to that. I can’t wait to put up my tree and put the all-blue lights on it. It’s a magical thing in the middle of this dark time of year to listen to Christmas music with all the lights off except for the tree.
But not NOW, darn it. It’s too early. I don’t want to be sick of Christmas before it even arrives. Because by the time we’re to the 26th of December and I’ve been listening to Christmas music and enjoying my tree since after Thanksgiving, I’m ready to move on to something else. So please, please don’t ruin Christmas for me by burning me out on it before it even gets here.
I’ve been spoiled by satellite radio..it doesn’t seem to really happen there…
With that said I could listen to it now, but that’s because I know I wouldn’t be able to listen to at work (cubicles), at home (hubby hates x-mas), so I don’t mind it….yet….
I love satellite radio!!!!! Too bad I don’t get in my bathroom!! LOL
I’m with you! The day after Thanksgiving is soon enough!