A Christmas music kind of day

On Saturday The Mr announced that he thought it would be ok if we started listening to Christmas music. I don’t remember what brought on the announcement. Maybe Ziz was singing “Jingle Bells” again, I don’t know. I just know I was amazed.

Now, I like me some Christmas tunes, don’t get me wrong. I am all about the Yule Tide strains but I mostly subscribe to the belief that they are better if you wait until after Thanksgiving to unleash them. If we all listened to Christmas music all year long then it would just be music ya know? Plus my mom conditioned me to feel guilty about skipping Thanksgiving when in my youth I wanted to bust out the Falala’s the day after Halloween.

When the Mr made his reluctant statement his argument was that since we’re already singing it weekly in choir practice, we might as well. I spent years (a few of them anyway) of my life dusting off festive choral numbers beginning in July so for me Christmas music in a rehearsal setting doesn’t actually count. I was surprised to hear that it made a difference to him.

We spent the rest of Saturday listening to standard fare while I processed the new development. Then, Sunday morning I made a decision. I would like to enjoy some tidings of comfort and joy. It would not make me an ungrateful Thanksgiving skipper. You know why? Because I planned to feel gratitude for each and every Christmastide note that poured from my stereo.

So, we listened on Sunday and it was nice and now I think I’ll wait until next week to introduce the rest of the Christmas music collection to the year 2010.

6 Responses to A Christmas music kind of day

  1. I love Christmas music, don't get me wrong. I even listen to it (a handfull of songs) a few times before Christmas, but if it being played constantly before December, it's a little too much for me. There is a radio station in my area that just started playing their Christmas songs at 3pm today. I don't know what I am going to do because I am in love with their after dark love songs, and since it's Christmas music time, no more 🙁

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  2. I have been singing snipits here and there – just to annoy my Hubby. He is a firm believer in the Thanksgiving is it's own holiday tradition. So, I started singing thankful songs – that annoys him too (If I do it right.) 🙂

  3. I listen to Christmas music in November. My theory is Christmas music gives me a very specific sweet and happy feeling. So if I can have that lovely feeling for 2 months a year instead of 1, I will.

    And I still love Thanksgiving, and I don't think Christmas music tramples on it. In fact, I have had Thanksgivings at my Aunts house, where we listened to The Chipmunks Christmas Album during Thanksgiving dinner, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

  4. It is you to whom I owe my disdain for too-early Christmas music. I remember as a child wishing to begin the yuletide carol listening in November, and being met with derision from my sweet next eldest sister. It is a scar that lasts to this day.

  5. Well, I have just put up my Christmas tree. It is three days before Thanksgiving. I did it and felt fabulously rebellious! I love Thanksgiving and decided that my Christmas tree is just going to enhance the holiday! This is a first for me but so far I am getting nothing but happiness from the littles!


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