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Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas Music - Really?


I haven't posted lately. Sorry about that. I travelled to Los Angeles to spend a week with a couple of wonderful girlfriends  and managed to spend over 7 hours in the Vancouver airport going down. :(
We went to Newport Beach and it was wonderful. Then I flew home and two days later I'm back in the United States heading south to keep warm for the winter.

When I was in the LA area and again just over the border, there were stores playing Christmas music.
Okay, I love Christmas and particularly the music, but I never play any before December 1st.
Now I've accepted that the Christmas stuff comes out  before Halloween and that everyone already has their Christmas lights up (although- again I'm a December 1st person).
But music before the middle of November - really?

What do you think about it?
Are you playing your music yet?
Do you believe Christmas starts the day after Halloween?
I'd love to hear your thoughts.  And if you're a Christmas after Halloween person - convince me it makes sense.

18 comments:

  1. July... But I have to wait until after December 1 at home if Larry's there. However, in my car... :)

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    1. Really - July?
      Okay, I love Christmas music, but I'm withLarry.

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  2. I'm firmly against Christmas music before Thanksgiving. It's not that I'm a Grinch or a Scrooge, but it seems to me that trying to get everyone in the Christmas spirit early is actually having the opposite effect. On November 1st, I walked into the local supermarket and was assailed with Bing Crosby singing "White Christmas." I gritted my teeth, grabbed what I needed, and got the hell out of there like the place was on fire.
    The Christmas spirit shouldn't necessarily be reserved just for the Christmas season, but seriously...we're heading for a time when we'll start seeing Santa in the stores in July. If that's how it's going to be, then...
    BAH HUMBUG!
    Great post, Beverly!

    Best,

    J.S. Wayne

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    1. I've actually always waited until December 1st, but I can go along with after the American Thanksgiving. Ours is in October.
      But I'm with you on the spirit of Christamas all year long - music November 1st? That's why I brought this up.

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  3. Thoughtful post Beverly. The 1st of December is my ideal, though the day after Thanksgiving doesn't bother me.

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  4. Starting Christmas before Thanksgiving is just a sign of greed, Beverly. I love Christmas and the giving spirit, but giving should be connected to other things and not just Christmas.

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    1. It's the spirit of Christmas, not the gifts.

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  5. When I was a child, Christmas didn't start until after the Thanksgiving Parade in New York. Once you saw Santa, it was Christmas. THAT was when the music started.

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    1. I like that. Once Santa arrives, then let the music begin.

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  6. Personally, I don't want to hear Christmas music or even think about Christmas until after Thanksgiving has passed.

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  7. I am not in a hurry for Christmas. It is supposed to be special and savored. I don't like to hear it year round. That being said... my husband has begun pulling out the greenery and inspecting it for the big day...way too soon!

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    1. I agree with you. Maybe he's doing a thorough inspection so it's ready for December 1st? :)

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  8. Pet peve is all the Christmas decorations and music in stores BEFORE Halloween. I was looking for new linens for Thanksgiving last week and could find none in our local Walmart. Our city had set up the Christmas decoration before Halloween.

    For me I wait until after Thanksgiving and usually wait until Advent with beginning to decorate a couple of weeks before Christmas.

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  9. I so agree, Christmas cards and lights beside the Halloween masks and coxtumes - it's just not right and it happens a lot these days. Atleast wait until November to hawk the Christmas. I've noticed even people are decorating theri homes starting in early Novembrr. It used to be closer to December.

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  10. This is what an I-pod is for! When I'm shopping I wear my earbuds so I'm in control of what I'm listening to. I just quit my crappy retail job that for the past 3 years has subjected me to so many indignities I couldn't take the idea of one more Black Friday or having to sign up to work on Thanksgiving night. They've been playing Xmas songs in rotation with others for weeks now. It's going to be a lean season for us, but I'm less stressed and I hope the family will understand.

    When the kids were younger I didn't even let them endlessly watch and re-watch the Xmas video cartoons and movies until December 1. My son lives in MI and just posted on his FB status that he's outraged that his favorite radio station has gone all x-mas already. He says they've lost one listener who wants to wait until AFTER HIS favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, before the push to spend $ we don't have begins.

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  11. I never thought about the I-pod earbuds. Congrats on quitting your job. Your health is far more important than anything else, and stress can cause all sorts of problems. Enjoy Christmas as it was meant to be, starting after Thanksgiving.

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