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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Stop the Insanity!

I get into the car this afternoon to go pick up the littles from the bus stop, and my first indication that Michael's been driving the car is the seat's all the way back and the mirrors are all out of whack.

I forgot, he took my car to work with him yesterday.

I readjust all that, then start the car. NPR is on. Another sign. Michael religiously listens to National Public Radio. I hit one of the presets, looking for anything but NPR and...

WHAT!?

Are you kidding me!?

CHRISTMAS MUSIC?

On November 8!?

Stunned, I listen to the rest of Barbra Streisand singing her weird version of Jingle Bells, sure the easy-listening station is going to play a relatively normal song next, perhaps a little Sarah MacLachlan or Jewel... but no.

It's Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

They're playing Christmas music, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from now until Christmas Day. They've been playing Christmas music, apparently, since the day after Halloween.

Two MONTHS of Christmas music!? This is like a prescription for Christmas music overdose...by Thanksgiving!

Are they crazy? What marketing rep out there really thought this was a good idea? Do they honestly think we're all going to panic ourselves into a consumerist Christmas shopping frenzy because they're playing Bob Segar's Little Drummer Boy every hour on the hour?

Someone, please, stop the insanity!

4 comments:

Christine said...

It's crazy! We don't do Halloween. So on Oct 31st, we went out to a nice dinner and then headed to Target to pick a few items up. When we walk into the store, guess what we were greeted with? Yep! You guessed it: Christmas decorations. Even my kids stopped and stared in disbelief.

Next year, they'll have Christmas up before the end of September.

Choc Mint Girl @ Crystal said...

LOL!! Okay, okay...I just love Christmas!! ;D

Anonymous said...

The only insanity I read in this posting was the statement " ... anything but NPR." What is it you do not want to understand?

Country Dawn said...

News is depressing. I pick and choose what I listen to. And NPR particularly can be rather... biased, let's say. Not that most news organizations aren't. *shrug*