Spending 6 hours on a journey in excess of 200 miles, I found myself reaching for my sisters iPod to trawl through her 641 songs to find something which might make the traffic jam feel a little less like the Boxing Day queues for half price chocolate.
The only song which caught my eye, though, was a (sharp intake of breath) Christmas song. Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas is You’, to be exact. My sister rolled her eyes at my early excitement for the one day of the year which I think is better than every birthday combined. But as more cars drove past, I became more aware of the number of people glancing in our direction, paranoid that they could hear the festivities through the open windows.
But is it really too early to start listening to Christmas music? And if so, when does it become appropriate to line up the CDs in preparation?
I know it’s not Bonfire Night yet, and it’s only just been Halloween, but if there’s one occasion that we spend the longest preparing for, it’s Christmas. Given the number of adverts I see on television in January for people to start paying for next Christmas, it seems some people are preparing all year round, so I don’t think it matters whether you YouTube ‘Last Christmas’ in April or December. And don’t worry if people judge you for wanting to spread the joy 6 months early, they probably did the same thing last month.
Do you have a non-negotiable date and time for pressing play on the Christmas music?
- It’s Christmas (Well, Nearly) (contractingnews.wordpress.com)
- Christmas music has started! (4keepingitreal.wordpress.com)
- Wisconsin School District Ban On Christmas Songs Is “Scroogy!” (josephrathjen.wordpress.com)