Don't get me wrong: it's not that I don't like Christmas music.
(This reminds me of the time I worked at a telemarketing research firm with a few of my friends, and when I asked The New Girl In The Office what kind of music she liked, she replied, "Christmas music." I thought that was a very curious answer.)
I've decided that if I can go one holiday season without hearing 'O Holy Night' with the accompanying soloist (who is sure she can perform it just as it's intended), I could enjoy it more the following season.
I'm also implementing the following criteria: Nothing Kenny G, Mariah Carey, Disney Tween, or Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum.
So far this year I've limited my Christmas music listening to the following:
~ Bruce Springsteen's Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
~ Sleigh Ride as performed by Boston Pops Orchestra
~ My 5YO & 3YO singing, repeatedly, "I wish you a very Christmas, I wish you a very Christmas, I wish you a very Christmas, I wish you a very Christmas," as well as my 3YO's specialty, just having debuted yesterday: "He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're sleeping again...".
I know I'll be adding more to the playlist before The Holiday Itself arrives. I'm just . . . being careful.
What are your favorite songs this time of year?