I really hadn't intended on taking 2 weeks off of blogging for Christmas--can't figure out where all my time goes--but now I am back. Now my first post back in this brand new year maybe shouldn't be a complaint, but it is going to be.
I love Christmas music and listen to it on and off all year. That said, however, I don't entirely agree with the practise of some local radio stations of playing non-stop Christmas music starting the day after Halloween. This just feels as though the commercial world is trying to get us to forget about being grateful and move right on to the greed and spending and debt--sadly it is most like not only true but a concerted effort to do so. Still, I listen and enjoy the Christmas music being played during November all the way up to Christmas Day. Now here is where the real complaint comes in. Why is it that we start listening to Christmas music the day after Halloween but then Christmas music is abruptly taken from the air at midnight on Christmas Day? Surely if we can begin the celebration of Christmas on November 1st it can be extended at least a little past December 25th. Besides, so much of our Christmas music could more properly be called winter music (Frosty the Snowman, Silver Bells, Jingle Bells, etc.).
Okay, complaining done. Fortunately for me I recently received 2 Christmas cds so I can extend my own Christmas music season quite happily. Now 5 days into the New Year I am off to consider my New Year's resolutions (look for something on not complaining) and to catch up on all of your blogs.