Christmas music in November

A typo augers a special appearance, for naughty boys and girls

Christmas musicThe Boston Globe had a story in mid-November: Are you crazy for Christmas music in November – or does it make you crazy?

“Is there anything that can summon the Scrooges quicker than early-onset Christmas music? ‘If you listen to Christmas music in November, you are a psychopath,’ one person recently wrote on Twitter.

“Yet, for a small but dedicated contingent, the jeers and eye rolls offer little deterrence. Yes, the jack-o’-lanterns might still be perched on doorsteps. True, Thanksgiving might be weeks away. They just can’t help themselves.”

I’ll admit being in the “made crazy” category for much of my adulthood. But I’ve found that finding my own soundtrack, in my own mind if necessary, works reasonably well so that I’m not totally bored by seasonal music by the Ides of December.

Still, the fact that Thanksgiving in the United States in 2018 is the earliest it can be is slightly problematic. It seems to invite turning to the “all-Christmas music all the time” radio station in the car. Not by me, and not by my daughter. Fortunately, the Hamilton soundtrack or some K-pop usually wins the day, at least until December 1.

That said, the fact that Arthur posts Christmas ads in his blog in November, from the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and the United States. I find interesting and charming because I don’t tend to see them otherwise.

Here’s something I’ve known for decades: Santa’s Elves Live in … Schenectady? Schenectady is near Albany, so this is required information. But this story about the Christmas transit transfer was new to me.

A typo augers a special appearance, for naughty boys and girls.

Finally, frankincense has been proven to be a psychoactive antidepressant. I’ll keep that in mind the next time I hear too much Christmas music in November. Or October, fercryinoutloud.

(X is for wanting to X out Xmas music in November, for ABC Wednesday)

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

6 thoughts on “Christmas music in November”

  1. To be honest…. I hate it… besides the fact that I would like to hear something new… not every year the same old songs I hear already all my life

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)

  2. Roger,

    You may wish to stay away from me, I’m a psychopath. Who knew right? I love Christmas mewsic but I generally try to hold off playing it until the day after Thanksgiving. I feel that it’s safe by that point or at least in my mind it is. 🙂

    I’ve been a good girl, so Santa will see me. Sorry, Satan you miss out again! Oh, that typo is hilarious! It amazes me how typos like this aren’t caught.

    I love all things Christmas but I will admit by the time the new year rolls in I’m more than ready to get back to normal. This year has been especially complex and I haven’t really had the time to do all that I normally do but I’m ready to move forward.

    I hope you and yours have a joyful Xmas!

  3. As most people my age (70) probably do ~ I miss the old fashion simplicity of Christmas ~ yet time evolves and ‘go with the flow’ as they say ~ but we all have choices ~ grateful so I choose not to listen to Xmas music till the last week or even days before Xmas ~ Happy Christmas to you and your family ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  4. Yes too many Christmas ads but I enjoy them.
    I just realised I am running a week late.
    Merry Christmas to you and all your loved ones.
    Happy ABCW!

  5. I’ll admit to listening as early in the season as I can. I’ve always been a sap for Christmas music. There are certain songs I associate with people and places, fond memories that rarely visit until prompted by those certain carols. Pandora is my friend 🙂

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