Christmas is always associated with the traditional tree, ornaments, presents, hot chocolate, snow and holiday music. While good in theory, I’d have to say that Christmas music might just be one of the most obnoxious sounds known to man.
Like nails on a chalkboard, Christmas music causes me to cringe at every beat, note and lyric.
Now I’m not trying to be a Grinch or Scrooge, considering I actually love the holiday season. But playing “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and “Jingle Bell Rock” incessantly over the radio makes me want to scream.
Christmas music is especially annoying when played before Thanksgiving. The month of December is long enough for all Christmas-crazy people to play the music relentlessly, but in November? Come on; let me enjoy my turkey before you shove a Douglas Fir down my throat.
Now, Christmas music is annoying, but some I can stand. “Mary Did you Know?” is actually a song that requires skill to sing, with lyrics that express the true meaning of Christmas. The majority of songs, however, have nothing to do with the original intent of Christmas. They ignore the religious aspect of the holiday. I understand that some do this to make them applicable to the holiday season in general, with Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, but personally, I think it’s possible to do so with music less obnoxious and overplayed.
The Christmas spirit is not dependent on the existence of Christmas music; therefore the focus should aim away from the horrendous noise that Christmas music is.