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#4559603 - 10/30/17 07:36 PM No; just no.
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Registered: 07/26/04
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102.5 FM, might be out of RI, starting their 7x24 Christmas music.
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#4559608 - 10/30/17 07:40 PM Re: No; just no. [Re: simple_gifts]
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Registered: 09/26/10
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Holiday Traditions starts tomorrow on Sirius. I like it. I usually listen to Christmas music at various points throughout the year on Pandora. Just reminds me of the best time of the year.
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#4559609 - 10/30/17 07:40 PM Re: No; just no. [Re: simple_gifts]
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Registered: 10/09/14
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It is getting close to Merry corporation time.
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#4559615 - 10/30/17 07:43 PM Re: No; just no. [Re: simple_gifts]
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Registered: 09/06/15
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Should not be happening until Thanksgiving ... frown
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#4559618 - 10/30/17 07:46 PM Re: No; just no. [Re: simple_gifts]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: simple_gifts
102.5 FM, might be out of RI, starting their 7x24 Christmas music.


mad This is really getting ridiculous now.

I was at Lowes and they had the Christmas stuff next to the Halloween stuff as of 2 weeks ago. The lady at the counter told me they had the Christmas stuff in the back area since the beginning of August when I mentioned it.
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#4559620 - 10/30/17 07:46 PM Re: No; just no. [Re: simple_gifts]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21196
Loc: Orlando, FL
I hate silly Christmas music, especially down here where there is no such thing as winter.

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#4559669 - 10/30/17 08:34 PM Re: No; just no. [Re: simple_gifts]
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#4559677 - 10/30/17 08:42 PM Re: No; just no. [Re: simple_gifts]
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 723
Loc: TX
Umm umm, this is religion and politics!!!

Lock it down!
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#4559727 - 10/30/17 09:56 PM Re: No; just no. [Re: maximus]
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Registered: 04/16/16
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Originally Posted By: maximus
Umm umm, this is religion and politics!!!

Lock it down!
Since when is talking about Christmas, religion and politics?
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#4559744 - 10/30/17 10:40 PM Re: No; just no. [Re: simple_gifts]
BHopkins Offline


Registered: 11/03/13
Posts: 1095
Loc: Utah
I love Christmas music.... after Thanksgiving. There are radio stations that I no longer listen to at all, year round, because they start Christmas music after Halloween. They haven't changed their practice. I guess they have more listeners that like it than those that don't. But it still makes me feel better to find other radio stations.
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#4559780 - 10/31/17 01:48 AM Re: No; just no. [Re: simple_gifts]
Colt45ws Offline


Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 9643
Loc: Central Washington
After having worked at walmart for several years, I hate all christmas music now. It got so bad the last year I was there that I taped two broom sticks together, taped a piece of wire from a coat hanger to the end of THAT. I then reached up, hooked the wire going into the PA speaker and ripped it apart. This was in the TLE shop area that had only one speaker.
I enjoyed the silence for the last month. It took them like 2 years to fix it too.
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#4559820 - 10/31/17 05:47 AM Re: No; just no. [Re: simple_gifts]
SeaJay Offline


Registered: 03/05/15
Posts: 1095
Loc: New York City
I'm fine with Christmas, but could do without all the hoopla of music and advertisements.

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#4559828 - 10/31/17 06:02 AM Re: No; just no. [Re: CT8]
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Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 4058
Loc: Midwest USA
Originally Posted By: CT8
It is getting close to Merry corporation time.


+1
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#4559867 - 10/31/17 06:45 AM Re: No; just no. [Re: simple_gifts]
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Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3970
Loc: New England
My favorite Xmas music moment was when Mark Jensen (Will Ferrell) tossed his cookies while singing on the turntable.

Sinatra singing "Little Drummer Boy" is pretty darned good, too.
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#4559872 - 10/31/17 06:53 AM Re: No; just no. [Re: simple_gifts]
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Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 7391
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
It's marketing driven; we all know that. Unfortunately, it works. If it didn't, they would not do it. I've seen data that shows pushing seasons ahead creates more spending opportunities that are, in fact, realized in sales growth.

Don't want this to happen? Tell everyone you know to quite buying stuff ahead of season.

In my little corner of the world, this is my preference ...
Memorial Day sales no earlier than two weeks prior
July 4th sales (fireworks, etc) would be no earlier than mid-June
Back to School sales no earlier than July. (I actually saw a back-to-school local TV ad and my kids had not finished the semester yet for summer in early June!)
Labor Day sales would be no earlier than mid-August
Halloween stuff starts on Oct 1
Thanksgiving stuff starts right after Halloween
Christmas stuff starts the day after Thanksgiving
New Years stuff the day after Christmas.

I abhor when they leap-frog the Holidays ahead for the purposes of sales, but fiscal returns do pay it back, so they bend the rules to make a buck. I hate it, but I cannot seem to stop it.


(PS - feel free insert your own fav holiday and other stuff in there as well ...)


Edited by dnewton3 (10/31/17 06:55 AM)
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