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au bon
October 19th, 2009, 7:11 PM
Now, the holiday season is a few months away, but some people (such as myself) prepare for them early, despite the fact that even though they’re two months away, those two months really fly by when you look at it by the time they pass by. So, my question to you, when do you usually start listening to Christmas music willingly? I mean, sure they come on the radio, like, right before Halloween at some areas, but when do you sit down at your computer or wherever you spend your time listening to holiday music and willingly turn it on?

As for myself, I’ve started listening to holiday music a few days ago. Though, I wouldn’t say it like its a real big deal. Mainly because the only songs I’m currently listening to at the moment are tracks from Aly & A.J’s Acoustic Hearts of Winter. And even with that said, its only a few select tracks. Normally, when I really start getting into the holiday spirits, I start overplaying the Trans Siberian Orchestra tracks I own (despite having most of their albums, I only enjoy listening to about four of their songs).

So yeah, have you started listening to holiday music yet? If not, when do you normally start? If you are, when did you start? What are you listening to?

October 19th, 2009, 7:31 PM
I have a Jewish friend who always invited me to his family holiday get-togethers, so I know a bit of Hannakuh music.
As for Christmas music, I'll listen to it all year round. I usually resort to the Vince Guaraldi Trio and Miles Davis's "Blue Christmas" for that Christmas nostalgia.

October 20th, 2009, 12:27 AM
Usually after Thanksgiving. Love Destinys Childs Christmas album ant Lady Gagas single, Christmas Tree that she released last year.

October 20th, 2009, 1:27 AM
I've honestly never willingly listened to Christmas music (save a few tracks my family might throw on while we're trimming the tree). It's never even occurred to me before now that anyone actually enjoys Christmas music and doesn't just throw it on traditionally. Mind you, I'm talking about songs like Hark Now Hear the Angels Sing and Twelve Days of Christmas, so maybe I just haven't heard the right songs yet.

I guess I could give it a try, though. Any suggestions?

bit.trip void
October 20th, 2009, 1:30 AM
Uh, Silver Bells is on my new ipod, thats all though :(

Zodiac Realm
October 20th, 2009, 4:21 AM
to be honest i only listen to Christmas music on Christmas day...same with the other holidays.

October 20th, 2009, 4:24 AM
I don't really listen to Christmas music unless I absolutely have to. The only 2 songs I'll listen to willingly are "Merry Fricken Christmas" by Friggin' A (describes my family to a T), and "Christmas tree" by Lady Gaga.

Tater Tot
October 20th, 2009, 6:19 AM
When November starts, I start sticking in the Kenny G. Christmas album. November is a tiny bit early, but it's better to start off earlier, because December always seems to roll by in the blink of an eye. The Kenny G. album is just a saxophone, but it's magical, nostalgic and perfect for Christmas. :3

I also have the Martina McBride White Christmas album on my iPod. And the Christmas Canon from The Trans Siberian Orchestra. I listen to both frequently no matter what time of year it is, so it's not really festive when I listen to it in December. XD;;

About a week or so after November starts is when the radio stations start playing the music. I listen as much as I can, because when the music isn't playing, I'm not in the spirit. And when I'm not in the spirit until the last week of December, and then it's over, I think "YOU IDIOT WHY DIDN'T YOU LISTEN

So basically other than the radio, I don't listen to much else. XD; It's not as special when it's not the radio. ;3

October 20th, 2009, 7:27 AM
I'm gonna get Winter Love By BoA On My MP4 And Then Some PGSM Christmas Songs.

October 25th, 2009, 7:26 AM
Fairytale of New York by The Pogues has a nice tune, but the lyrics are a bit of a downer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmrUkB6UElY&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmrUkB6UElY&feature=related)

October 25th, 2009, 8:27 AM
I'm in band, so I have to listen to Christmas music from August XD

But I really don't listen to Christmas music willingly. I prefer my StudioForce any time of the year, kthnxbai.

October 25th, 2009, 9:55 AM
I listen to Christmas music in the start of October.

Hairspray Queen
October 25th, 2009, 10:06 AM
I usually listen to Merry ****ing Christmas from South Park. But I'll admit, I have a soft spot for jingle bells.

October 25th, 2009, 6:11 PM
I've worked retail at this time of year so any lingering enjoyment I might have once had for typical upbeat Christmas tunes died back then. There are few things on earth worse than enduring 8 straight hours of pop Christmas songs while dealing with demanding customers. The only Christmas music that wasn't killed for me by being overplayed in stores is of the solemn, sad variety and that has no appeal for me. If I've got to listen to something "seasonal" I'd prefer it were like celebratory Hanukkah music and not so dull and kumbaya like hark the angels.

October 25th, 2009, 6:22 PM
Usually from mid-November onto whenever after Christmas. Don't think I could listen to it right now, too soon for me. :P

October 26th, 2009, 7:00 AM
I may seem pretty dull after posting this but I think christmas is ruined by all commercial stuff so im not in the mood :/

October 26th, 2009, 1:26 PM
I usually start listening to holiday music by Thanksgiving, sometimes before that if it happens to be on the radio though.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
October 26th, 2009, 1:32 PM
I'll typically start listening to Christmas music around early to mid November. I like to get into the spirit before Thanksgiving. Same thing with putting up my tree and stringing Christmas lights around my dorm room, actually.

Radio stations around here start playing 'em early though, like the wekend after Halloween XD

October 26th, 2009, 2:12 PM
Basshunter- Jingle Bells.
Totally kidding (though I do kinda like Basshunter).
Nah, I don't really listen to Holiday music. Unless it's on the radio during the holiday season and whatnot, but no, don't listen to them often.

Lucy Lu
October 26th, 2009, 9:38 PM
I usually start listening to holiday music around Thanksgiving. Because that is when they start playing at work. XD I hear it blasting, but it is nice. And I got a Christmas CD I listen to during that time too. Dang what is it called..."A Very Special Christmas". It is a great CD. I think there are 4 of them out...so far I got the first one. I am thinking about getting a "Soul Christmas" sometime. That is a good CD too. My parents have that one.

October 26th, 2009, 11:13 PM
The Holiday season is now! Whatchu talkin' bout, foo'? I love Halloween music <3

October 27th, 2009, 5:40 AM
The day after Halloween is when I get into a Christmassy mood.

October 27th, 2009, 9:24 PM
The day after Halloween is The Day of the Dead.