Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Early Signs of Christmas

For those of you who didn't know, I'm a huge fan of Christmas. I absolutely love every step between now and then. Each year I work really hard to make myself wait until at least Thanksgiving to put up my decorations and start listening to Christmas music.

This year my efforts are being undermined by a couple of my favorite local radio stations who have already started playing nothing but Christmas music. Normally I have about 5 stations that I listen to when in the car. Usually between then, one will have a good song on. While I remain strong on the decorations - mostly because we will be traveling to Minnesota for Thanksgiving and there is so much to do before then that there isn't time. But in the car my defenses are down and I so LOVE Christmas music I often cave and allow the soothing wonder of the holiday tunes fill my car.

In my head I know it's just too early. I don't want to grow weary on the tunes I love so much. In just a couple short weeks when Thanksgiving is over I'm sure the other stations will also turn over to exclusive Christmas music or at least add them into the normal mix. I wish they could just wait. The sinic in me thinks they have started doing this because their large number of retail advertisers are already pushing all their Christmas merchandise and want to get people in the buying spirit earlier than usual so they want to buy  more now.

I won't let it jade me on my favorite holiday of the year. I'm not even going to feel guilty about occasionally indulging in a classic holiday tune or two en route to the grocery store.


  1. I love Christmas too! and I drive my kids crazy listening to Christmas music, because I, like you, start the season as soon as Thanksgiving is over. The other day I was grocery shopping, and what do you think they were piping through the speakers??? Christmas music! I should be out buying presents and such, but I'd like to take one holiday at a time. They have really been pushing Christmas early this year...everything was out before Halloween!

  2. One of the radio stations here has already started Christmas music too. They started the November of 9/11 to give people hope and show the good in the world. They have done that ever since. I am trying not to listen until after Thanksgiving too.


  3. Saturday I laid in bed all day watching Christmas movies!!!