Age-Old Debate

A Country Christmas with Merle Haggard, anyone?

Alright. I got one for you. A topic for debate, if you will. Is it okay to listen to Christmas music right now? One school of thought says its fine through New Year’s Day. Another says that Christmas music should be put away at the conclusion of Christmas. What say you?

We’re helplessly deadlocked over here: one vote in favor of listening to Christmas music through the New Year, one vote against it, and one vote for the write-in candidate of “playing Wii forever.” (Pookie’s ballot, of course.) Three minors (A, B, and C) aren’t yet old enough to vote, and one canine abstained which has left us in a quandry. What are we to do? Please advise.

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  • http://www.thejaxon4.blogspot.com cjaxon

    There is a finite number of Christmas songs you can listen to in your life … don’t tempt fate. TURN IT OFF!

  • http://www.thejaxon4.blogspot.com cjaxon

    There is a finite number of Christmas songs you can listen to in your life … don’t tempt fate. TURN IT OFF!

  • http://shatteredprose.blogspot.com/ Indigo

    You can always use the excuse I use. Russian Christmas isn’t until January 7th. Nope not Russian at all but it does give me a reason to keep the tree and trimmings up until then. So why not Christmas music. (Hugs)Indigo

  • http://shatteredprose.blogspot.com/ Indigo

    You can always use the excuse I use. Russian Christmas isn’t until January 7th. Nope not Russian at all but it does give me a reason to keep the tree and trimmings up until then. So why not Christmas music. (Hugs)Indigo

  • Rob

    Well, since I begin listening to Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving, by the 26th I’m toast.

  • Rob

    Well, since I begin listening to Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving, by the 26th I’m toast.

  • Nicki

    I am the odd one here. I listen to Christmas music when I want to. I usually start some time in October listening to it regularly. I usually end before the twins’ birthday (Jan 24). The kids hate it but it is MY thing.

  • Nicki

    I am the odd one here. I listen to Christmas music when I want to. I usually start some time in October listening to it regularly. I usually end before the twins’ birthday (Jan 24). The kids hate it but it is MY thing.

  • http://dadlogic.wordpress.com dadlogic

    My wife and I have this same debate. She is in favor of playing Christmas music as long as possible. The radio hidden out in the garage? That was my solution to hearing Jingle Bells one too many times.

    As long as your Christmas decorations are up, I think it is safe to play the music. And if you have Frosty the Snowman stuck in your head, maybe that it just the motivation you need to take down the lights.

  • http://dadlogic.wordpress.com dadlogic

    My wife and I have this same debate. She is in favor of playing Christmas music as long as possible. The radio hidden out in the garage? That was my solution to hearing Jingle Bells one too many times.

    As long as your Christmas decorations are up, I think it is safe to play the music. And if you have Frosty the Snowman stuck in your head, maybe that it just the motivation you need to take down the lights.

  • http://wwwjackbenimble.blogspot.com Jack

    Sorry, got nothing for you. This Jewish kid doesn’t listen to Christmas music, never even knew that there was a debate about it.

  • http://wwwjackbenimble.blogspot.com Jack

    Sorry, got nothing for you. This Jewish kid doesn’t listen to Christmas music, never even knew that there was a debate about it.

  • faith fisher

    If you believe in the liturgical calendar. Christmas actually starts on Christmas and goes until Epiphany (hence the 12 days of Christmas, etc.). I say pump up the volume and sing Fa la la la la whenever the freak you want!

  • faith fisher

    If you believe in the liturgical calendar. Christmas actually starts on Christmas and goes until Epiphany (hence the 12 days of Christmas, etc.). I say pump up the volume and sing Fa la la la la whenever the freak you want!