Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Actually, It's NOT Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

I find it rather ironic that when I turn on my favourite radio station which normally plays 60s and 70s (and they play some 50s, but I hate to admit that because I hate Elvis.  THERE. I SAID IT!!) that instead of hearing something good like Crosby, Stills and Nash or The Doors I am hearing "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" when in fact it's not beginning to look a lot like Christmas at all.  This tomfoolery started days ago and it's not even Thanksgiving yet.  Their facebook page put out this lovely graphic saying "Greatest Holiday Hits - Playing Now!" to announce this quagmire and every comment under it was basically giving them death threats about changing the format so early.  Here were some of the NICER comments:

"not going to listen to magic until jan then...i dont want 6 weeks of christmas music...."

"Goodbye magic!! see you jan1!!"

"Is anyone at magic reading these comments? Obviously it is about their bottom line and the heck with us un-important listeners. Sprinkle a few Christmas songs here and there until 2 weeks before Christmas and then you can beat us over the head with all of those jolly songs."

"See ya later!!!"

"WHY did you bother having a listener 'POLL' if you were going to do this anyway??????? BOOOOOOOOOOO magic! "   

And then my very own -to the point- comment of,   


You think that might be a clue to you people at the radio station?  Might we have some time to choke on the wishbone from our turkey this Thursday first?  It's still 55° F and sunny here.  I'm still wearing shorts for cryin' out loud.   I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I think I would almost take listening to The King himself over listening to Christmas music this early.   And when I say The King, I'm not talking about baby Jesus here....

Here's my suggestion:  How about playing Christmas music on Christmas?  I could even go as far as Christmas Eve day.  Until then, I want to continue to break on through to the other side, thank you.


  1. Here at Shopper's they started right after Hallowe'en. 40,000 people took to their FB page to protest and they're holding out now until the beginning of December. Most radiostations here are doing ok, but there is one that is pretty much non-stop. Ugh

    1. Well, I'm not surprised about Shopper's. You're in Canada after all. You do everything faster, sooner and better than Americans. :O

      I believe I was in K-mart about 3 weeks ago and found myself ready to stab my eye out because I was trying to find something and was hearing "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch" above me. WTF???? How is this going to get me to buy their shit at the end of October.... or EVER?

  2. I agree. I love Christmas. You know on Christmas. By the time it rolls around, I am sick of it.

    1. I'm not a fan of Christmas, but I could potentially deal with the music ON Christmas. I do not, however, EVER see this happening - especially not with a mother whose house is decorated like the North Pole.

  3. Sorry. I couldn't get past "I Hate Elvis." How can you hate Elvis? Who the hell hates Elvis?

    A hunka hunka burnin' love? Those are some of the most meaningful lyrics ever written. Seriously deep stuff.


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