Christmas music...

@kareng (7985)
United States
November 6, 2007 6:07am CST
The stores in my area are already starting to play Christmas music. I was a little shocked but I guess why not since they have Christmas decorations out already. Do you think this is too early? Are stores playing Christmas music in your area?
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
6 Nov 07
well although we here in canada have our thanksgiving earlier than you guys do (early october) and there are the beginnings of christmas merchandise on the counters of the stores, i actually still havent heard any christmas music, which is too bad because i love christmas music and dont think its played enough!
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@kareng (7985)
• United States
2 Dec 07
Hopefully you have heard a lot by now! I'm a little behind in my responses. Happy holidays!
@TerryZ (22085)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Oh yes its way too early in my opinion for Christmas. Thanksgiving isnt even here yet. I really get annoyed with that. It gets earlier and earlier every year. Did I mention it that I dont like it? heheheheheheh
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@kareng (7985)
• United States
12 Nov 07
It does get earlier each year. Sad...but true!
@Darkwing (21588)
6 Nov 07
Lol.. our stores started their Christmas Campaign in October! It's all a ploy, my friend, to get you into the Christmas spirit and encourage you to spend your money in the stores! :) Personally, I love the atmosphere. It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy on a cold day. I can put up with it! Brightest Blessings.
@kareng (7985)
• United States
9 Nov 07
I agree it is all a part of their marketing technique. October is just a bit too soon to start celebrating the season for some people. I like to enjoy the atmosphere and the music and not get sick of it by the time Christmas Day rolls around.
@GardenGerty (96668)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Nov 07
Sure they are playing Christmas, as soon as Halloween was past. Actually on Halloween. I heard a Christmas song this summer on the radio, but I think that was a glitch. We have been practicing Christmas music since September in the church choir, but that is because we will make our presentation the first week in December. We try to get a good Thanksgiving stuck in there, in my family, because it is good to be Thankful, and because I am thankful for my kids, who were born at Thanksgiving.
@kareng (7985)
• United States
7 Nov 07
It's rush, rush from season to season. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
6 Nov 07
Still far too early! Where my best friend works she has in her place Christmas music playing from the end of October right through until Christmas Eve! However the day where you would expect carols to be playing on Boxing Day they are not! I mean how stupid is that? It's bad enough shops stocking up Christmas stuff end of September but playing Christmas music now is absurb. By the time Christmas does come people will be so fed up with it, in their faces, on tv, in the streets in the shops! Christmas is far too commercialized aaaaah, bah humbug!
@kareng (7985)
• United States
7 Nov 07
Hi Wolfie, You are so right. Christmas has become way too commercialized!
@hopejordan (3566)
• Australia
6 Nov 07
hi there kareng yes i think it is too early to but christmas things up but at the shops they have christmas things up they arent playing any christmas music yet i might put my christmas tree up on 1st of december i am from Australia so i will put it up soon just not yet thanks for this discussion
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@kareng (7985)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I usually get in the mood once Thanksgiving is over. When you have to cook and plan a big meal, it is best to get that out of the way first, or at least it is for me!
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
7 Nov 07
So far I think I've been blessed that stores near me, haven't played Christmas music yet...if they did I think I'd puke..LOL..like Whoa...we haven't even had Thanksgiving yet. I would love to say to the stores in general..hey one holiday at a time please! :(
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• Philippines
7 Nov 07
I think it alright.. Im not playing christmas songs on my radio launch at YM! It feels good to hear christmas songs. I must admit it lightens up the spirit!
• Philippines
7 Nov 07
What i mean is "I'm NOW playing christmas songs.." sorry..
• United States
15 Nov 07
I haven't heard any christmas music as of yet but I have not been out shopping. What a cop out I am. LOL
@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
10 Nov 07
I think it’s too early but I too can hear Christmas songs playing everywhere here in my town. Malls are displaying Christmas decorations since last month I guess. Well it’s normal here in my country, we’re like one of those countries that spend in extravagant ways during Christmas.
• Canada
9 Nov 07
As of this minute, (1:04 pm, Nov. 9, Friday) I have not heard a single Christmas carol on radio. (I live in Toronto.) The stores however have all the decorations out as early as two weeks ago! I don't mind hearing Christmas music--at my age and after the health challenges, I consider myself pretty darn lucky to be celebrating another Christmas, hahahahaha!!!
@jcj_111776 (3221)
• Philippines
7 Nov 07
hello kareng. I live in the Philippines and the malls or stores here play Christmas song as early as October. Sometimes, you can even hear a christmas song being played in our local radio station, as early as September. Some houses here in our subdivision have already put up their christmas decorations last month.
• India
7 Nov 07
gud 4 u.,. no music in our area.. isnt it so sad
• United States
7 Nov 07
Stores in my area in Maryland already have complete christmas displays and the whole nine-yards up already. Coming from a place where violence is a major factor, its comforting to see somewhat of a humble ground. to me, it seems as though christmas is a time when everyone comes together, despite differences among people.
@melanie652 (2526)
• United States
7 Nov 07
I happened to be in a store in September that was playing Christmas music already! I thought that was way too early. All the other stores around here are playing Christmas music now too. I think it's too early, but it's supposed to inspire shoppers to spend more money I believe?
6 Nov 07
Way too early, after all I have already had a Christmas card for goodness sake :-)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I haven't been to a mall in a while; last time I went to one was to see "Grindhouse," and that was in April. I think putting Christmas decorations and playing holiday music before Thanksgiving is way too soon...which is one reason that makes me glad I shop on Amazon rather than at the International Mall.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
6 Nov 07
Well it's November, so I guess it's one good reason to play the music so people could feel the ambience!LoL I've been singing christmas songs already, in our house or even while walking on streets!LoL The mall near to my place is also playing music inside, even outside they had loud speakers placed infront of the streets while people are walking by or entering the mall.
• Philippines
6 Nov 07
Yes it's too early, but in our case here in my place when the -ber starts we usually put up our Christmas trees and decors. Of course Christmas music is on the air.
• Philippines
6 Nov 07
In our place Christmas starts in October. I remember in school, we'd put up Christmas decors instead of Halloween decors just because we were lazy to change them on December. Music and Christmas trees pop out in malls just after Halloween.