Skip to comments.Is it too early for Christmas Music???
Posted on 11/01/2012 8:05:36 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
Mannheim Steamroller, Vince Guaraldi, Kenny G., etc, etc...
Why yes, yes it is. Come back in three weeks and we’ll talk.
This is the first year that early Christmas music hasn’t irritated me. This year I’m RELISHING every moment of every Christian celebration. My Jewish friends don’t mind, because they know I love and respect them. The Muzzies are another matter. Decorate and trees and carol your hearts out, America! We’re gonna take this country back!
Oh tay. :)
The background music in our house has been Christmas for about a month.
Lights are almost all up and our shopping is done.
It's a pretty warm feeling
Sorry. I meant to say, “decorate THE trees...” Overcome with joy of the season!
Can we have Thanksgiving FIRST????
Yes, WAY too early. We've still got a month to go till Advent, which begins this year on December 2, and even that is only a season of PREPARATION for Christmas. I prefer Christmas music starting as it should, on the evening of December 24, and then going for the twelve days of Christmas, until Epiphany on January 6.
Now if you're talking about the other "Christmas," the artificial one, then I don't care, since it doesn't have much to do with the real Christmas.
never too early . go get ‘em , cowboy
A good rule of thumb is to wait until Rush starts playing Mannheim bumper music.
Not at all. Christmas is only 54 days from today. I started mixing TransSiberian Orchestra into my workout music about two weeks ago :-)
It’s always too early for Kenny G. music.
I keep one of my Christmas trees up all year long as well as the creches, and yes, I get out the Christmas carols before Christmas. Why not celebrate the fulfilled message of Christmas all year long?
10 But the angel said to them, Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.
Kenny G, the Official Music of Hell.
Roger that. :)
Yes, it is too early.
But if you’re going to bring it up, let’s hear from some real traditional good acts instead of this jazzed-up garbage which is generally soulless and detracting. I love me my Johnny Mathis, and some Mormons, and ...well alot of old guys.
There are only 2 specific “modern” Xmas songs (not acts, just songs/arrangements) I like - Boni M’s “Mary’s Boy Chile” and whoever’s “All I Want for Xmas is You” (NOT Mariah Carey’s of same title - love you Mariah, but not that stupid song). Everything else I couldn’t care less about.
“Yes, WAY too early.”
Agree completely! As a musician, I know every note of every melody, every note of the harmonies. The endless repetition drives me crazy! And another thing,,, those bins of cinnamon Pine cones are an olfactory assault!
Amen! LOVE Christmas music (But then, I’m the carolling coordinator for our little volunteer group at work!)
How did that other one happen? The above one is the one I wanted to post.
Nov 1st - Dia de los muertos
I love Christmas and Christmas music (especially instrumentals and Trans-Siberian Orchestra), but it’s too early for me.
Normally I’d say no, but a couple of the stores around here have had Christmas stuff on the shelves since August. In September, Kohls had decorations up, including trees in the entranceway. When you see Christmas for almost half the year, it loses its specialness.
I thought musicians were by definition OCD martyrs for repetition. Shall we practice those scales one more time?
I thought musicians were by definition OCD gluttons for repetition. Shall we practice those scales one more time?
If you spend much Black Friday time in the retail business you reach a point where you never want to hear Christmas music ever again.
Quite a lot of different opinions for different reasons.
“Old City Bar” is one of my favorites :-)
Beings that Yeshua was ACTUALLY born around Mid-Spetember(See The Gospel of Matthew) your wife is RIGHT ON TARGET!!
Worked retain one Christmas season for some extra money. Have NEVER been so happy so see Christmas come and go. Left after the first of the next year. Plus I couldn’t afford all the money Mrs. GBC was saving me with the employee discount. :)
I’ll look it up tonight. Thanks.
but you knew what I meant...
I had it on yesterday! :)
I am in serious need of some Christmas cheer this year...
Cherish the Ladies (Celtic Christmas music) is one of my favorites!
Thanks. Always in the market for good Christmas music. I love Celtic music, my wife, not so much.
In the spirit of the season, I'll save you the trouble o<:-)
There are a number of cell phone videos on Youtube with marginal quality audio/video. This link is somebody's home made animation, so while the video isn't that great, the audio quality is excellent:
Yes, there should be no Christmas until after Thanksgiving.
Yep, it’s too early.
Most Christians have a few more weeks of Pentecost/Kingdomtide, where we’ll be meditating on the Kingship of Christ and the Last Things; and of course today is All Hallows/All Saints.
Then Thanksgiving of course....reflecting on the thanks we owe to God as the liturgical season comes to a close.
And then we have 4 weeks of Advent where we fast and prepare spiritually for the coming of Our Lord. Kinda hard to keep all Christmas music out at this stage, but I at least try to concentrate on Advent carols like O Come O Come Emmanuel, Creator of the Stars of Night, etc.
And THEN, on December 25, we break our fast and that’s when the churches are filled with all those glorious carols....and we keep singing them right on through the 12 Days of Christmas.
That’s the old way to do it anyway...kinda hard when everybody is shoving the dumbest holiday songs down your throat while you are fasting and awaiting the coming of the Savior, but it’s well worth trying. It flips the whole season on its head—instead of loading yourself up with Christmas and then collapsing in exhaustion, you build up to it and then just let yourself lavish in the Christmas joy for a few weeks.
It’s always too early for Kenny G.
“gluttons for repetition.”
I sure don’t fit that mold! Never play anything the same way twice. If I had to, I would have retired even earlier! I was lucky to play with people that liked my music!
Christmas begins the evening of DECEMBER 24th.
“I thought musicians were by definition OCD martyrs for repetition. Shall we practice those scales one more time?”
wAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA TOO EARLY. Spare us, please.
You should check out Medieval Baebes especially their rendition of Holly and Ivy... Yes it is too early for Christmas Music..
Does there exist a Mannheim Steamroller album devoted exclusively to Christmas music? “Christmas in the Aire” comes close, but including the “Pat A Pan” tune in a Christmas album baffles me.
It’s ALWAYS too early for Kenny G.