The Holiday Music Debate: What Side Are You On? (POLL)
It's Nov. 1, ladies and gentlemen! I have had multiple people ask me, already, "When are you going to start playing Christmas music?"
My immediate response: not anytime soon.
However, I can understand why people would want to hear this holiday hits as early as possible. There is a feeling those songs evoke within us; a feeling that the lights, trees and overall giddiness that the holiday season brings. It's a pretty special feeling, especially if you have kids.
On the flip side -- and let's be honest -- there isn't a lot of variety out there in terms of Christmas songs. There have been some that have come along that are unique and original, but at the end of the day, most of the songs are recycled. And in a world where things evolve and change quickly, that can be an issue.
We remember Mariah Carey at her peak of popularity and talent with "All I Want for Christmas is You". But after a while, you may be thinking that "All I Want for Christmas" is to not hear that song again for, at least, another year.
Some stations in the country have already launched the holiday favorites soundtrack over the airwaves. Of course, there is value in that. But when is too early really too early?
At times, playlists on the radio can be stale; which is something you have told us in the past. So maybe us playing Christmas songs, for some of you, would be a nice change of pace. But alas, after a couple of weeks, chances are you will be over it. Maybe I'm wrong.
So let's put it to a vote, shall we? With Thanksgiving being the over/under line, when is it the right time for you to start hearing those holiday hits we all know and love so much? Let us know in the poll below.
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