Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Music

...Oh so overplayed.

One thing I never fully understood was the corporate obsession with drowning their businesses with Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving. It's one thing to put out your wares then, and maybe decorate, but something as contagious and sticking as the music? What kind of inhumanity is this? For the rest of November, throughout December and part of January, we will hear so many crappy variations of christmas classics that our ears will inevitably begin to bleed and burn out just for the desire to stop hearing it.

The other day, I heard a hip-hop/rap version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. I nearly hit someone. The bastardization of my favorite carol did nothing but add to my stress level. THIS is why I will NOT personally listen to Christmas music until either 1. I am doing something specifically Christmas-y (wrapping presants, decorating, or maybe baking) or 2. The days OF Christmas, i.e. Eve and Morning. Other then those two situations I do not deign to listen, because my brain is already consumed with a distinct dislike of all the phooey on the radio.

And for those of us who work in an environment that does this? My sincerest Appologies. I feel your pain.


1 comment:

  1. I actually love Christmas music, for the month of December anyway. But unless its Trans-Siberian Orchestra, I find its best to temper it with a lot of non-Christmas music for my sanity. Playing the same carols over and over can get annoying fast, so I find some newer originals like John Lennon's "Happy X-mas" and Stevie Wonder's "Steps Into Christmas" and if I'm playing music for others you can't go wrong with mixing in something like the Beatles. Moderation.