I've had a few discussions recently with people who adore when Christmas music starts playing long before Thanksgiving and the holiday specials appear as soon as Halloween is over.
Many of you who know me know that I CAN'T STAND IT. Part of the reason is that there is a preparation time for the season the way I was raised and it starts four Sunday's before Christmas. I accept the day after Thanksgiving being the beginning of this and tolerate it then.
Pushing it further and further up just extends the frustration and makes people crabbier sooner.
But the one thing I can't accept, and even listen to no radio station but NPR because of it one I hear it, is 24 hours of continuous Christmas music on end. I don't understand why the same tired songs, that mostly push the commercialism that Americans have come to associate as the meaning of Christmas, over and over again.
I would be happier with it if the songs were worked into the rotation of normal music, would even accept it in the week of Thanksgiving if that's how it was practiced. I just think that it pushes too much commercialism in playing it non-stop with no break for the normal in life involved.
I know many people don't agree with this (but I didn't meet them until I moved to Charleston) so I'm sorry. But this is how I feel. That continuously pushing this down my throat buys into commercialism and negates the reason for the season.