something to honk about
If you do or have worked in retail you’ll know what I mean. Even if you just shop in retail stores you can quickly get a feel for how annoying the music is this time of year. They start before Thanksgiving, throwing in a few holiday tunes here and there. After Thanksgiving it really ramp up, so that by December it is full bore winter/Christmas songs over the loudspeakers.
The real tragedy is that it is a certain small selection of Christmas songs that get played in retail stores this time of year. Over and over and over again. WTF?! They must be either completely free or very low royalties on those particular songs. That is the only reason I can think of why it is such a small set of songs, when there is a wide variety of more current and diverse holiday music available in the world to choose from.
I feel aggravated listening to these annoying freaking Christmas songs while I work all day, even vaguely homicidal at moments. Someone please tie me a noose so I can hang the person that invented this retail tradition.
In spite of all my animosity (which is generous in volume) it’s still nice to listen to some good holiday songs at home sometimes, especially while doing things like baking cookies or trimming the tree. So I’m creating a Youtube playlist of songs that we actually like. And I want suggestions, so if you have favorites, please let me know what they are in the comments below. I’ll kick things off by sharing one with you, this is Sarah Mclachlan singing Silent Night: