1.05.2009

Lazy, So Lazy

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.

Christmas Music.

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.

5 comments:

Jenny said...

Nah-don't call it a complaint, just a thought. I like having the option of turning on the radio and hearing Christmas music (if I want to) after Halloween, but I would like to keep hearing it (if I want to) past Christmas, as well). I am one of those people that are still SENDING my Christmas cards WELL after Christmas! Might as well have the music option to go with it... Happy New Year Yankee Girl!

Allyson said...

I've thought the very same thing! Happy New Year!

Science Teacher Mommy said...

Yes! I want it all during DECEMBER. From the first to the thirty-first. Not before and not after. The problem in this town is that the only station who plays it continuously only has about 20 songs. Mostly awful versions of "The Christmas Song." Which I hate. HATE.

The End does it just right--like every fourth song or something for the whole month? Perfect. Oh, and the End's Christmas songs are just so snarky and cool.

Jen said...

I'm glad you're back to blogging. I'm excited to see your new year's resolutions. You're pretty much the only person I know that actually works on them the whole year long. I'm so impressed.
As for the Christmas music. I've been overloaded this year and have started telling the kids that Christmas is over and it's time to start playing and singing other songs. Call me Scrooge. I don't care. I can't take it anymore.

Yankee Girl said...

I think STM has brought up the perfect solution: The End (local radio station). I loved the way they mixed in Christmas songs with the regular stuff and I love their selection of Christmas songs--No Christmas Shoes for me thank you.