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Is it too early for Christmas Music???
My iPhone music library | 1 Nov 2012 | gov_bean_ counter

Posted on 11/01/2012 8:05:36 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter

Mannheim Steamroller, Vince Guaraldi, Kenny G., etc, etc...


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1 posted on 11/01/2012 8:05:44 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Why yes, yes it is. Come back in three weeks and we’ll talk.


2 posted on 11/01/2012 8:11:43 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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!


3 posted on 11/01/2012 8:12:22 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Maceman

Oh tay. :)


4 posted on 11/01/2012 8:12:43 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
My Filipina wife says they start the music, the lights AND the displays around September.

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

5 posted on 11/01/2012 8:13:16 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: July4

Sorry. I meant to say, “decorate THE trees...” Overcome with joy of the season!


6 posted on 11/01/2012 8:14:00 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Lvl5Gan69Wo


7 posted on 11/01/2012 8:15:21 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Can we have Thanksgiving FIRST????


8 posted on 11/01/2012 8:15:42 AM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Is it too early for Christmas Music???

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.

9 posted on 11/01/2012 8:16:58 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Today is All Saints' Day.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter; mickie
This year I'm just happy to see or hear anything CHRISTmas no matter when it starts or how silly some of it is.

Leni

10 posted on 11/01/2012 8:17:15 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Yes.


11 posted on 11/01/2012 8:17:36 AM PDT by MRadtke (Light a candle or curse the darkness?)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

never too early . go get ‘em , cowboy


12 posted on 11/01/2012 8:18:53 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

A good rule of thumb is to wait until Rush starts playing Mannheim bumper music.


13 posted on 11/01/2012 8:19:39 AM PDT by DManA
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Not at all. Christmas is only 54 days from today. I started mixing TransSiberian Orchestra into my workout music about two weeks ago :-)


14 posted on 11/01/2012 8:20:03 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

It’s always too early for Kenny G. music.


15 posted on 11/01/2012 8:20:09 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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?

LUKE 2:10-14

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.”


16 posted on 11/01/2012 8:21:06 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: 9YearLurker
It’s always too early for Kenny G. music.

Kenny G, the Official Music of Hell.

17 posted on 11/01/2012 8:22:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Joe 6-pack
A Mad Russian's Christmas and Christmas/Sarajevo are 3 and 4 on my Contemporary Christmas playlist. :)
18 posted on 11/01/2012 8:22:25 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: DManA

Roger that. :)


19 posted on 11/01/2012 8:24:08 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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.


20 posted on 11/01/2012 8:24:30 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Yes


21 posted on 11/01/2012 8:24:30 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Charles Henrickson

“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!


22 posted on 11/01/2012 8:24:40 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: July4

Amen! LOVE Christmas music (But then, I’m the carolling coordinator for our little volunteer group at work!)


23 posted on 11/01/2012 8:26:05 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Ok then. How about a few selections from Andrea Bocelli followed by the Canadian Tenors then the Chichester Cathedral Choir and finally the Choir of Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York.
24 posted on 11/01/2012 8:28:14 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: mountainlion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yfs4FKbJzL0

How did that other one happen? The above one is the one I wanted to post.


25 posted on 11/01/2012 8:30:28 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Kenny G? Today only ...

Nov 1st - Dia de los muertos

26 posted on 11/01/2012 8:35:26 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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.


27 posted on 11/01/2012 8:36:33 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I thought musicians were by definition OCD martyrs for repetition. Shall we practice those scales one more time?


28 posted on 11/01/2012 8:36:36 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I thought musicians were by definition OCD gluttons for repetition. Shall we practice those scales one more time?


29 posted on 11/01/2012 8:36:51 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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.


30 posted on 11/01/2012 8:40:26 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: onyx
Light hearted, changing the subject for just a while ping...

Quite a lot of different opinions for different reasons.

31 posted on 11/01/2012 8:42:26 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“Old City Bar” is one of my favorites :-)


32 posted on 11/01/2012 8:44:30 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: knarf

Beings that Yeshua was ACTUALLY born around Mid-Spetember(See The Gospel of Matthew) your wife is RIGHT ON TARGET!!


33 posted on 11/01/2012 8:44:51 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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. :)


34 posted on 11/01/2012 8:45:18 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I’ll look it up tonight. Thanks.


35 posted on 11/01/2012 8:46:14 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Oops. Retail.

but you knew what I meant...

36 posted on 11/01/2012 8:51:36 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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!


37 posted on 11/01/2012 8:52:51 AM PDT by thefoundersrock (Democrats - Destroying the family, the Constitution and the economy since the 1930's!)
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Thanks. Always in the market for good Christmas music. I love Celtic music, my wife, not so much.


38 posted on 11/01/2012 9:00:07 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
"I’ll look it up tonight. Thanks."

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:

Transiberian Orchestra - Old City Bar

39 posted on 11/01/2012 9:00:54 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Yes, there should be no Christmas until after Thanksgiving.


40 posted on 11/01/2012 9:03:58 AM PDT by bmwcyle (45% to 47% of American voters are stupid)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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.


41 posted on 11/01/2012 9:05:29 AM PDT by Claud
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To: gov_bean_ counter

It’s always too early for Kenny G.


42 posted on 11/01/2012 9:10:05 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: 9YearLurker

“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!


43 posted on 11/01/2012 9:18:34 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Christmas begins the evening of DECEMBER 24th.


44 posted on 11/01/2012 9:23:15 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: GSWarrior
Ralphie says no!...
45 posted on 11/01/2012 9:27:53 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: 9YearLurker

“I thought musicians were by definition OCD martyrs for repetition. Shall we practice those scales one more time?”

ROFL!!


46 posted on 11/01/2012 9:29:56 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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To: Maceman

wAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA TOO EARLY. Spare us, please.


47 posted on 11/01/2012 9:34:08 AM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
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To: gov_bean_ counter; All

You should check out Medieval Baebes especially their rendition of Holly and Ivy... Yes it is too early for Christmas Music..


48 posted on 11/01/2012 9:36:00 AM PDT by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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.


49 posted on 11/01/2012 9:39:17 AM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: gov_bean_ counter

It’s ALWAYS too early for Kenny G.


50 posted on 11/01/2012 9:52:55 AM PDT by Boogieman
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