Everyone has their pet peeves. Some make sense only to the holder. MY pet peeve of course should make sense to all and I don't understand why anyone would disagree.
Just to prove to you how much sense my pet peeve makes I present the following facts:
1. I have a degree in Music Performance
2. Every year I buy a brand new Christmas CD
3. I don't believe the season is complete without attending a Christmas Concert
4. I equally love both secular and religious music
So what is this pet peeve that truly drives me absolutely insane?
PLAYING CHRISTMAS MUSIC THE ENTIRE MONTH OF NOVEMBER!!!!!
It seems the kids have barely sorted through their bags of Halloween candy that we are not being inundated with various versions of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas". Thank heavens there aren't but a few Thanksgiving songs as they'd get hardly any air time at all.
I really have to wonder if merchants truly believe that by simply playing Christmas music we are going to start shopping for our holiday gifts more aggressively than we have in the past. Most people fall into two categories when it comes to holiday shopping. You either buy along the way or you leave it all to the last minute. My husband and I are complete opposites on this one. I start buying for Christmas as soon as I am through with birthdays. I'll admit it was much much easier when the kids were smaller and their choices were considerably limited. No, that's not true it was easier because they didn't express opinions and were happy with everything under the colorful paper ~ including the box itself. But I digress.
The rule in my royal domain is no Christmas music may be played until December 1st. I also enjoy Christmas music until New Year's Day, the true end of the holiday season not December 26th. My husband, once again polar opposite on this point, found a station on November 1st that has played non-stop Christmas music. He is allowed to play that station in his car and the garage only.
Come on let's be real, aren't you getting a bit tired already of hearing "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" or "Winter Wonderland"? Do you really need to hear Alvin and the Chipmunks sing about hula-hoops for 8 straight weeks? When I discovered that our cable/satellite providers offered a holiday music channel November 1st I blocked it.
· not in my house
· not in my car
· not on my iPod!
until December 1st
Now you have to agree that MY pet peeve makes total sense and should be embraced by all!
Here are some of my favorite and possibly unknown versions of Christmas Songs that will be played lovingly and loudly in a few short days.... enjoy
Gonna Eat for Christmas (they did change the words for thanksgiving)
O Holy Night (from the new Christmas CD I'm buying this year)