Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bandwagon: Christmas Music

Everyone seems to be jumping on this bandwagon: "Oh, oh I am so appalled to hear Christmas music prior to Thanksgiving. Oh, oh the world is coming to an end because people forget to celebrate Thanksgiving."

I don't know about you, but I am certainly not forgetting to celebrate Thanksgiving. Who can forget that turkey and the love of family and giving thanks for all our blessings? No one I know. Does hearing a Christmas song change that? Nope.

Do I listen to Christmas music prior to Thanksgiving? No. But I am in a Christmas show, so I've been performing it in rehearsals for a few weeks. And I will be setting up my tree this weekend to have it there in all its twinkling splendor when I arrive home from NYC and it is actually Christmas time. I'll be there as Santa rounds the corner in the Macy's Thanksgiving parade, assuring me that the time is now appropriate to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

In all my efforts to not listen to the music before everyone has deemed it socially acceptable (although, I really could care less what you do), I got bamboozled by my very own ipod yesterday at the gym - I added all of my Sinatra songs and, well, apparently there was a Christmas song...boy oh boy....I was singing along in my head before I knew what hit me. Sneaky little son of a gun...
I promptly hit the "next" button.


MamaHintze said...

I start my piano students on their Christmas pieces about mid-September. And I've participated in choirs that rehearse Christmas music starting about that early.But I resist all other sources till the day after Thanksgiving. Then I immerse myself in the joy of the music for the entire month till Christmas!

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