Saturday, November 29, 2008

Christmas 24/7

It's already started. In most every single store in the whole world, Christmas carols and Christmas ditties are recycled over and over again, ad nauseum, through a speaker system that reaches into every nook and cranny so there is absolutely no escape! Not even the dressing rooms are immune!

And this assault on our senses will continue for at least another month!

I have nothing against Christmas songs per se, in fact I've written a couple of them. And as the holidays approach, the very first time you hear one of these tunes, it might sound good to your ears and provoke warm memories of Xmas's past. But the 115th time you hear that same song while engaged in a two-hour shopping spree at The Great Consumer Mall you're ready to throw up.

And, as I said there's no escape! They're everywhere!

I'm sorry to break the news, but if you thought it couldn't get any worse, you were wrong!

According to, yesterday, November 28, the Gospel Music Channel began "more than a month of world premiere Christmas specials, series and holiday programming..."

"...GMC will feature Christmas Voices - Christmas music video blocks weekdays with prime time Christmas specials at night. More Christmas videos and specials are added as Christmas draws hear and Gospel Music Channel goes to Christmas music 24/7 starting Saturday, Dec. 20 through Christmas Day.

Fortunately, we live in a free country. If you don't receive the Gospel Music Channel, you have nothing to fear. If you do receive the Gospel Music Channel, you have two options: call your cable company and cancel GMC; or simply don't watch it between now and the first of the year.

Grinches have rights, too, you know!

Stephen Colbert isn't exactly a grinch, nor a songwriter, nor a singer. I'm not sure why I posted this video. Oh, yeah, it's kinda funny.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If one wants to keep Christ in Christmas, I strongly suggest increasing visits to your favorite church, preferably one that has no goods to sell you. I think that is where one should pay homage or pray etc. From there it is an easy journey to one’s home, where Christ is also welcome. I doubt if He would spend much time at the Mall. The Mall celebrates Xmas, so does the general public in a multi cultural society as we have in the USA. We have been blessed with a wide variety of people from all over the world. Many are not Christians, but have contributed to our greatness. Many have fought and died for the freedom to worship or not as they see fit, as long as they do not stop others from worshipping or not as they see fit. So far, the dreaded secular humanists, LIBERAL, Godless heathens, Muslims, Jews ,etc have not closed down a single church anywhere; stopped a single person from saying a silent prayer, prevented any of the many versions of the Ten Commandments from being read, memorized or even spoken in private. The other side of that coin though has been for those religious people that have tried, sometimes with great success, to prevent others from expressing their opinions and practicing or not practicing what they believe in. Democracy does not do well under the Taliban thinking of any religious group. Radical Muslims do not have a monopoly on shutting up all they decide are wrong.
Bob Poris

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