I may be the exception here, but I still listen to the plain old radio when I’m in the car. Leah has a free trial of satellite radio, but I really don’t understand what the big attraction is there. It does have limited commercials, and unlimited range because the signal is sent from a satellite and not a radio tower, but most of my driving is local and if a commercial comes on I just change the station (sorry Mark).
All that to say, Magic 96 has been playing Christmas music for at least two weeks. I used to be adamant about not listening to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving, but I’ve mellowed on that in recent years. I still don’t like that rushing to Christmas and skipping Thanksgiving, but if Bing Crosby and David Bowie are going to sing the The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth, I’ll listen. If that’s not your cup of tea, perhaps you’d like this version better. I’m not listening to any songs about sleigh bells and cold weather because singing songs about snow and roasting chestnuts by an open fire when it’s 70 degrees outside just makes me ill for some reason. Of course, this is where y’all say, “listening to Christmas songs before Thanksgiving is what should make you ill!”
I don’t mean to alarm anyone, but we’re within two weeks of Thanksgiving and within 6 weeks of Christmas. We’re 3 weeks from our first Christmas party of the season. It’s about to get very busy, very quickly. We have to decorate, develop gift lists, buy presents, wrap presents, deliver presents, visit Santa, cook the rolls, visit the Pine Hill Tree Farm…oh, it’s something every day.
5:30. Thirty minutes is not a long time. I’d love to keep rambling, but I’ve got to go get ready for work. Keep your eyes open over the weekend. I actually wrote two posts this week but, being the way that I am about writing, revising, re-writing, revising, editing, rewriting, starting over, on and on and on (that’s really why Freestyle Friday is so fun for me), neither post made it up to the blog. I hope to have one of them up this weekend. Have a great day and a great weekend.