Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The great battle

Every year, I have this dilemma:

When may I start listening to Christmas music?

It's not like there's a Christmas-music enforcement task force out there or something, but... I don't know, I feel slightly guilty, or maybe silly, listening to Christmas music too early. Maybe I'm worried I'll ruin it and get sick of it by actual Christmas day, but then again... do you ever get tired of Christmas music?

I know Andrew lives a stringent "no-Christmas-music-before-Thanksgiving" rule, so I've obliged as far as playing it in the apartment until then. But isn't forbidding Christmas music such a Scrooge-esque thing to do?And in my mind, Thanksgiving is kind of a preparation to Christmas anyway--it's all in the spirit of the holidays!

Besides, pretty much half (if not more) of the music on my i-pod is Christmas music... it's not my fault it just pops up every time I put it on shuffle... I guess I'll just have to stop skipping the tracks from now on :)

UPDATE: it just started snowing. I'll take that as a sign.


  1. I refrain from listening to it on the radio (the 24/7 Christmas station here) until the day after Thanksgiving. HOWEVER, as a musician, Christmas music begins in September. Gotta prepare for those Christmas concerts!

  2. I just got myself a Christmas present, so as far as I'm concerned, you can start whenever you like. =)

  3. The longer the better! Although, I can't say I'd feel quite right listening to it before Halloween....
    Honestly, for me, if the fall colors have started going away and the snow has started setting in, it's time for some warm apple cider and snuggly, classic christmas tunes.

  4. My thoughts? Christmas is great. Christmas music is better. (http://eccomi.posterous.com/christmas-music-a-violently-divisive-subject)

  5. Canadian Thanksgiving falls on the second Monday in October. My Thanksgiving has come and gone, and I'm free to go as Christmas crazy as I like! Feel free to take advantage of this fact :)

  6. Ooh I like it Darby! I think I'll go Canadian for the next few months :)