Every Monday, Paula Light, with her The Monday Peeve prompt, gives us an opportunity to vent or rant about something that pisses us off.
My peeve today is similar to Paula’s, who complained about people assuming that she celebrates Christmas, which she doesn’t. My peeve is about people assuming that I want to hear Christmas songs, which I don’t.
Yes, I’m a bit of a scrooge, but I’m just not a fan of Christmas music, but it’s close to inescapable from Thanksgiving through Christmas Day. Hey listen, I know a lot of you who are reading this love Christmas songs. Some of you may go caroling between now and Christmas. That’s fine. Whatever floats your boat, you know? Christmas music sinks my boat.
There are a lot of radio stations that turn to all Christmas music all time time starting right after thanksgiving. Which is fine because I don’t typically listen to those stations. My preferred radio station is the SiriusXM Classic Vinyl channel. I listen to it in my car and I have it playing as background music in my home. So basically all the time.
Well, starting December 1st, SiriusXM’s Classic Vinyl started playing Christmas songs from classic rock artists about every fourth song. And everybody knows that the absolutely worst Christmas songs are those recorded by classic rock artists.
I swear, if I hear Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime” one more time I’m going to break something. And then there’s Springsteen’s “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” or Bon Jovi’s “Back Door Santa.” Ugh!
I am so looking forward to December 26th, when this, too, shall pass. At least until next year at this time.