Christmas Music already

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by bbq engineer, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. November 1st - January 1st

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  2. Day after Thanksgiving - January 1st

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  3. Never...I hate that crap!

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  1. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Is it just me...I hated scanning through the presets on my radio this last Monday, and there were 2 stations already playing Christmas music...WTF?? They started on November 1st. Now don't get me wrong, I am not a scrouge by any means, I absolutely love the holidays and am more generous and giving than I probably should be, but I personally believe that there shouldn't be a peep of christmas music before Thanksgiving (at the earliest). Why, why, why, why, why? What are your thoughts?
  2. smokin' dick

    smokin' dick Smoking Fanatic

    It was a toss-up for me. Was gonna say never but the radios stations I listen to are either Public Radio or some of the college stations that play a real wide variety of music. Christmas music for our househopld is short lived to about a week or so.
    I have walked out of stores when the most hated Christmas Song of All, IHMO, was being played. Felize Navidad. That's one horrible earworm!!!
  3. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mrs. Engineer has an absolutely viceral reaction to "Grandma got run over by a reindeer". I swear my adorable little wife will about rip the radio out of the truck if it happened to come on...this will be followed by "I HATE that ******* song!"

    It secretly makes me smile.
  4. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The worst is being subjected to tinny-sounding, bad recordings of Christmas music over the gas station loudspeakers BEFORE HALLOWEEN!

    I purposely avoid my usual and convenient gas station for just that reason over the holidays.
  5. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I dont listen to stations that play it, but if it makes other happy its all good imho.
  6. smokin' dick

    smokin' dick Smoking Fanatic

    Yep, I'm with her on that one too.
  7. rod guy

    rod guy Smoke Blower

    I'm already sick of the crap!!If it wasn't for the Grandson, I wouldn't even have a tree. It's all about how much you spend these days.
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't care that it's a marketing thing CHRISTMAS is in december not October.
  9. rod guy

    rod guy Smoke Blower

    If they would leave it that way I could tolerate it.
  10. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Dang it.....Now i cant get " Oh by Golly have a holly-jolly christmas-- this year" out of my head...
  11. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    There's a local radio station here that plays it from the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Day until midnight. After that, it's back to their regular programming.

    I think that's the perfect time frame.[​IMG]

  12. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Maybe she would like a recording of "Grandpa Go Run Over By a Beer Truck" I can copy and send it to you... LOL

    Here are the lyrics...
  13. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I love it! BUT, after I've digested my Thanksgiving season.
    The only thing that sets me off of the Holiday Tunes is one called "All I want for Christmas is a Hippopotamusssssus". What a 'stupid' song. Don't they know they Poop in thier bath water?
    Just sayin'
  14. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep. Hafta agree with ya there. [​IMG]

    Even my 8 year old daughter thinks it's stupid. And I assume their target audience was kids. [​IMG] I can't imagine they'd record that song thinking adults would like it. [​IMG]

  15. Okay I know I'll catch a bunch of crap for this but...I could and somtimes do listen to it year round. It's not about the marketing with me, it"s more the message. Just sayin'.
    Merry Christmas, [​IMG]
  16. psychobrew

    psychobrew Smoke Blower

    It's marketing. It's going to take a huge effort to get people in the Christmas spirit this year due to the economy. The stations are probably paid to start it early (or have some connection to companies that proffit from Christmas spending). Retailers are trying to get a head start so they have a chance of making some money. I think they started the Christmas season early last year as well.

    Speaking of which, I wonder how many retailers are going out of business in January. It's a sad reality, but I don't think consumers are going to want to spend much cash unless companies start hiring so they feel their jobs are secure, but companies don't want to hire unless people are spending money. It's a big game of chicken.
  17. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I love the sounds of Christmas after the Thanksgiving holiday!
  18. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Ha! You guys made my day, hippos that poop in their bathwater, grannies run over by drunk reindeer? That's considered Christmas music now?

    You have given me something to add to my list of what's good about living in Tahiti, Christmas music!

    DWD, no offense meant, but, the original message of 'Christmas' is the pagan celebration of Saturnaila, when the people helped the sun god overcome the god of winter by hanging candles on their trees, by December 25th they knew they had won because after the 21st the days started to get longer. [​IMG]

    ...I'm not against Christmas, love it, already done my shopping. We bake hundreds of cookies, wrap them as presents and give them out to the children here, for most it is the only present they will receive, that is the message of "Christ's Day," ...Jesus loves you and is thinking of you when no one else is.

  19. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have already seen 2 TV commercials with Christmas themes. Makes me crazy.
  20. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If they want to play it on the radio year around that's fine with me. It's their station and I can turn it off. But it's the freaking stores that are already driving me nuts with the music and all the Chistmas displays. But I suppose in this economy they're doing all they can to make a buck.

    Since we had great weather today, I got all my lights hung up. Only turned them on for a few minutes to look things over. Then they're off until the day after Thanksgiving til New Years Day.

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