Enough with the Christmas Music Already!

Has anyone noticed that WASH-FM 97.1 seems to be playing only Christmas music? Good gracious – it’s like indoctrination. I don’t know what they usually play but I hope my wife isn’t upset when she discovers that I changed that radio setting to some all-Spanish station so at least we can have some musical variety.

13 Comments so far

  1. smouie kablooie (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 5:47 pm

    Amen! And it’s not just the radio – ever since Thanksgiving the TV commercials have been nothing but Christmas related…

    If I hear “Ding go the bells” one more time I may just do something drastic.

  2. MBFan (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 6:13 pm

    I second the comment about advertising.
    If I hear “Every kiss begins with Kay” one more time, I will perforate my eardrums with a sharp pencil.

  3. Don (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 6:24 pm

    I was subjected to christmas music while in the chair at the dentist’s office today. Talk about insult + injury.

  4. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 7:55 pm

    I love me some good Christmas music, but most of the stuff we hear now is complete and utter schlock.

  5. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 8:11 pm

    Tom, you bring up a good point. Let’s get a little creative with the Christmas music if we are going to have it around. Enough with the old stuff. We need to hear more stuff like “Christmas in Hollis” and less of “Rudolph” or anything sung by Burl Ives.

  6. Don (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 8:15 pm

    I once got half-scolded for using Christmas in Hollis in a work christmas music mix….

  7. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 8:33 pm

    Was it too Black for your workplace? How can someone object to that? It’s a great song, has no racially or sexually degrading language, doesn’t talk about drinking 40’s or smoking…

  8. BD (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 9:06 pm

    I’m stunned I’m the first to bring this up — WASH does this every Christmas, and it does pretty well for them.

    They’re normally “soft rock.”

  9. Mike (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 9:19 pm

    Oh how I pity the fools without satellite radio. It’s a tiny fraction the cost of cable tv and improves your life and soul exponentially.

  10. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 9:33 pm

    Can I get my Spanish station on satellite radio? I think it’s 99.1 or something. Cool stuff!

  11. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 11:27 pm

    I know what you mean, Mike! I can get five stations of Xmas music this time of year on XM!

  12. Bob (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 12:28 pm

    You guys are pathetic, don’t you have something better to do?

  13. Don (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 5:42 pm

    Bob – actually, no.

    Carl – Too black? Oh heavens no, I was working for a university at the time, certainly nothing could be too multicultural or ethnic for them. No, they just didn’t feel it was holiday-party enough. Mind you, I didn’t mind the result – it got me taken off responsibility for keeping the CDs rotating.

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