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    I do not enjoy Holiday music prior to Christmas, partially for personal reasons related to the fact that in my spiritual/religious view that the Christmas Season does not begin until Christmas Day, and then continues on until January 6, the Epiphany. Right now we (my cohorts in tradition and I) are in the Advent Season, which only ends on Christmas Day.

    You know, the Twelve Days of Christmas.

    Also, I've heard these songs so many times that they have become meaningless. Potent combination for wanting to avoid holiday songs before the Holiday actually arrives.

    We don't begin to decorate our little tree until a night or so before Christmas Eve.

    We do enjoy some traditional Christmas 'carols' and hymns, but after Christmas actually begins. All of this activity around the so-called "holiday" season prior to Christmas is for the purposes of selling stuff to consumers, nothing else.

    I've come to believe that advertisers finally made the connection that the playing of "holiday" music in stores, and on some radio stations, causes many people to want to buy stuff, due to a long-time subconscious association and connection with "holiday" music and holiday shopping in many people's minds.

    Underlying all this IMO is, believe it or not, guilt. People driven to out gift and out buy their peers, and make their family happy with things. A roadside sign we saw in CO five years ago:

    The best things in life aren't things!

    "I beg the Lord to grant us more politicians who are genuinely disturbed by the state of society, the people, the lives of the poor." ~ Pope Francis

    by paz3 on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 01:56:03 PM PST

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