Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Fall-la-la-la-la: Christmas music should be played early

Friday, November 10th, 2017

By Merissa Anderson

Collegian editor

It’s cold outside and Halloween has finally passed with undeniably means that it’s Christmas time!

As any holly jolly, festive person know, Christmas time calls for Chistmas music absolutely everywhere – in grocery stores, on the radio, during class. And why not?

The classical tunes that most have been listening to since childhood often bring back sentimental memories and make the winter months of freezing weather just a little bit more bearable.

Many argue that people like myself that start playing Christmas music early and don’t stop till New Year are ignoring Thanksgiving but that’s simply not the case.

I just would like to celebrate my favorite holiday, Christmas, for more than just one short month out of the year.

Show me some equally festive turkey music and I’ll blare that too but until Thanksgiving music becomes a reality, I’ll start my Christmas music the day after Halloween and play it all the way up through January and love every second of it – even if others don’t.

I would say, even as someone that loves Christmas music, that after Halloween is the only respectable time to listen to Christmas music.

Now I mmmaaayyyy have started listening to Christmas music all the way back in the beginning of October when I felt that first chilly wind but even I can acknowledge that listening to Christmas music that early may be a sin. But that didn’t stop me this year and it won’t stop me next year either!

Let’s face it- the cold sucks and the cold sucks even more when there’s no snow and people are telling you not to listen to the best music made by mankind ever. So don’t listen to the haters – listen to Jingle Bells!

Bah-humbug! Christmas music in November? No thanks.

Friday, November 10th, 2017

By Amanda Carney

Online Editor

Bah-humbug. It’s that time of year again, Christmas. People have already started to pull out the decorations and the music. And once again it is too early to begin celebrating Christmas.

Call me a Grinch but I am a firm believer in celebrating Thanksgiving before pulling out anything Christmas related. Today, many people think as soon as November first hits that it is time to pull out the Christmas music, and I could not disagree more. People have a tendency to jump from Halloween straight to Christmas, often forgetting Thanksgiving.

There are two main reasons I dislike Christmas music before celebrating Thanksgiving.
My number one reason is now days’ people forget to be thankful for what they already have, and when people start playing Christmas music Nov. 1 no one stops to remember how blessed they are. No matter how rich or poor you are you have at least one thing you are thankful for.

My second reason for disliking Christmas music is it’s just flat out annoying. Artist just take an old Christmas song and “update” it and try to put a twist on it. There is not a Christmas song that I have not already heard. When I step into work, I hear the same songs on repeat for weeks and would like nothing more than to bang my head into wall than hear another Christmas song. I listen to the same Christmas songs year after year, it’s just like hearing the same song every time you turn on the radio. We all have that one song the radio has ruined, and for me that is Christmas music in general.

However, if my someone wants to listen too Christmas music after they have celebrated Thanksgiving I am more than okay sucking up my dislike of Christmas and listening to it. After you have celebrated Thanksgiving you can pull out all the Christmas music or decorations you want.