i'm no scrooge, or grinch, or jew (i say jew cause that's the first religion that came to mind that doesn't celebrate christmas), but i hate christmas music!
some people love blasting "CHESTNUTS ROASTING ON AN OPEN FIIIIREEE!" or "JINGLE BELL, JINGLE BELL, JINGLE BELL ROCK!" every year. well, not me. no way no sir no way.
there are very few songs in the world that i can listen to every single year for a month solid, be it christmas song or not.
variety isn't the spice of my life, it's my meat and potatoes. i need to keep it mixed up just to maintain sanity. christmas music is anything but variety. the last tolerable christmas song produced was mariah carey's 'all i want for christmas is you' but that was released in 1994 -12 years ago!
yet every end of november to end of december we jam the same 10 songs every chance we can! commercials, stores, even at work, the lobby/bathroom area changed the station from soft pop love jam hits of the 80's and 90's to chrismas songs. and since we've been jamming these aged songs every year round the 11th month, i've got them all memorized. it's much easier to get a memorized song stuck in your head than one you've never heard before.
we listen to the same songs every 11 months. i don't even like these songs. there's 30 renditions of each song too, yet they all suck just as bad.
to top it all off, i once had a manager who didn't have a clue what the phrase "HR issues" pertains to, couldn't manage his way out of a wet paper bag, and played more solitaire at work than anything else. and yes kids, he sang christmas music year round. you guessed it, he also fueled my angst for the sounds of the holidays.
i like music, probably a bit more than the next guy, but there's not that many songs i can listen to every single year for one solid month. especially not christmas music.
*note: adam sandler's Chanukah song totally rocks, but that's not a christmas song.