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Old 11-19-2012, 11:05 PM   #31
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Although I truly loathe the Dying Mama Shoes song, the one that makes me put a gun to my head is Chrissie Hynde's version of "Have Yourself a Merry Christmas." It is the single most depressing Christmas song ever. I have walked out of dressing rooms without finishing trying on clothes when I have heard that suicidal wailing.
Somehow I missed that version. But that song is pretty rough, no matter who sings it. Festive, it ain't.

My pet peeve is the 'modern' versions of classic Christmas carols. I really don't need to hear any Christmas recordings made after, say, 1968. I think I wouldn't be so grumpy about the incessant carol-playing if they'd stick to the old stuff. Nobody needed to record "White Christmas" after Bing Crosby did it. Same goes for Andy Williams' version of "Do You Hear What I Hear", and Johnny Mathis's "Most Wonderful Time of the Year".

Excuse me, now I need to go chase the kids off my lawn.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:02 AM   #32
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Yayyyyyyyyyyyy. I love it. I watched the yule log with Christmas carols day before yesterday. The burning logs crackle and pop on the TV and I feel like I'm in front of my fireplace
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:17 AM   #33
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I love Christmas music, but can't stand hearing a few of the songs over and over and over.

"Jingle Bell Rock"
"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"
"Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time"

But I've been lucky so far, because I haven't yet heard the annoying Italian Christmas Donkey song or "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas."
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:24 AM   #34
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Can anyone tell me why, with hundreds of years of songs from which to draw, we still wind up with basically 20-30 songs that get played incessantly?
It's simple. The first radio station in a city to go all Christmas music always gets the biggest bump up in ratings.......and the station that sticks to the "classics" gets another bump up. People are funny, they complain about it, but if the radio stations mix it up, people tune out, they want the classics only.

Me, I have my Dr. Demento CD.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:47 AM   #35
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OP, I'm right there with you. 2 stations in Richmond started playing Christmas music several weeks ago. Makes me want to cry, and not in a good way!!!

I now have 2 stations left that I can listen to for the next 6 weeks. BTW, I'm a Christian, and love traditional carols. We have plenty to enjoy listening and singing to at church. The holidays tend to stress me, and I'd just like to hear regular music when I'm driving. Time to break out my CDs!!
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:13 AM   #36
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Since Thanksgiving is the earliest it can fall this year, and since there's still 10 days in November afterwards, my suggestion is for the world to follow Fire Dancer's example. No holiday store decorations before December 1, no carols or other holiday music, nothing Xmas related in November. There's plenty of time in December to decorate and get into the Xmas spirit.

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As the wife of a maintance worker for one of our local malls, I am truely sitting here laughing my butt off at this comment. Until he got this job, I NEVER would have guessed exactly how much time it took to get some of this mall decorating done.

They started on 10/29 actually decorating. The prep work - wiring lights together, changing out bulbs, fluffing tree branches - all started 10/1. The first two weeks, DH had 40 hours of OT and that was on top of their part timers getting 40+ hours instead of just 2 or 3 days a week.

On a normal week, maintance hours are over at 9:30pm. Not during this time of the season. It's really hard to have a lift running with a couple of guys 40 ft up in the air hanging garland out during normal business hours, because people aren't the brightest and walk in that area, oblivious to the fact that they are in an area that something could fall and cause them to be hurt. So you have to do that at night, in the dark, in the cold from 9:30 to 2 a.m..

The official tree lighting was last saturday and they are still working this week to get the rest of it done by wed night, they hope. The marketing director may have a revolt on her hands, if she doesn't stop coming up with idea's to make it better. Every idea she has, it adds another day or two to their long list of decorating.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:30 AM   #37
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I once watched the Christmas Shoes movie. I did not realize it at first. If mommy was wasting her shoes when she met Jesus, how did the boy, now a man, end up with the shoes. Did Jesus throw those shoes back to earth or did momma kick them off when she saw them?
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