Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Christmas music

I generally dislike Christmas music. I suspect that part of the reason stores play it so much is to remind you that it's the season for buying lots of their stuff. However, I do enjoy hearing a cheerful young woman singing that it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with me. Strange techno/ alternative/ industrial renditions of old Christmas favorites are also welcome.


Mary said...

I think Annie Lennox singing "Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland" is delightfully spooky.

Kathy K said...

The only time I ever really enjoyed hearing Christmas music was when I was living in Thailand. There was a shop I used to pass every day on the way to work. It sold statues of Hindu/Thai-Buddhist Gods and Goddesses, among other things. The proprietor played a CD of Christmas carols for about a month (part of July and most of August, as I recall) just because he liked the sound.
I always had a big grin, walking past that shop and checking out the statues of Vishnu and Buddha and Kali... and listening to 'Silent Night' or 'Hark the Herald Angels'.
(If anyone tells you I have an odd sense of humor, they are telling the truth.)