Friday, December 05, 2014

Christmas music

I may be in the minority, but I actually like it when a radio station switches its programming to all Christmas music.  Some of them jump the gun and do this the week of Halloween, which I do not condone.  One holiday at a time, people.

One annoyance of the 'all Christmas all the time' thing is the redundancy.  It seems that the station selects 12 songs and simply repeats them 24 hours a day.  I have literally heard the exact same version of the same song 5 times in the same day.  Not only is that ridiculous, but I also find it completely unnecessary.  Why not play the same songs but performed by different artists?  There are literally hundreds of artists that have released Christmas albums/CDs!  Why not pick songs from each of them and give listeners some variety, rather than playing the same 12 songs over and over again?!?!

While we're talking Christmas songs, can I share with you 2 songs I absolutely abhor?  "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" and "You're a Mean One Mr Grinch".  I thoroughly detest both of those songs and will most certainly change the station when they come on.

My favorite 2 Christmas songs?  "Merry Christmas, Darling" and "I'll Be Home For Christmas".  The Carpenters versions, of course.


anne marie in philly said...

and the repeats are only 1 of 920348576 reasons why I detest holiday music!

I have the classical station on at home, at work, and in the car. no commercials either cause it's NPR!

Anonymous said...

My favorite Christmas song is Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy sung by Bing Crosby & David Bowie.


Bob said...

I love Karen Carpenter's voice, but my favorite Christmas song--and keep in mind that I am not at all a religious man--is 'O Holy Night.'

Look for JHud's version .... chills!

Biki Honko said...

I like "I'll be Home for Christmas" by Bing Crosby. Every time I hear it I'm a small child in my jammies at my grandmothers house sitting by her giant record player eating cookies looking at the furnace blow the tinsel on the tree.

I love, love, love "Santa Baby" by Eartha Kitt. "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" by Nat King Cole. Dean Martins "Silver Bells". Yes I adore all the oldies over the newer artists.

Ur-spo said...

I have written a few times on this topic. Next week the cheesy 'holiday tunes' come on at work, oh the pain.

I like:
In the bleak midwinter and Sussex Carol

Ur-spo said...

By the way, a belated happy birthday - I hope your next year is your best one yet !

Average gay dude said...

Christmas music is the best music, I workout to it year round haha My current fave is "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Julianne Hough.

Happy Holidays Mark!

Rick said...

I couldn't agree more. Everyday I get in the car and sit in traffic to come home I hear the same songs. I know it's on a loop but come on. In this day and time they could play a different song/artist all day without repeats. I like the old stuff and newer fare like Michael Buble' and Kelly Clarkson.