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It is too early for all christmas music all the time. The rule should be Dec. 15. From that date on they can play it.

I'm sitting in a Kosher Restaurant in Forest Hills. They're playing all Christmas music.

People can say Merry Christmas to me. It's a nice greeting. They can say Happy Holidays. It's the thought that matters. But let me hear some Simon & Garfunkel.


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Dec. 4th, 2008 01:50 am (UTC)
Dec. 4th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
Thank you. You made my evening. My Homeboys.
Dec. 4th, 2008 04:27 am (UTC)
LOL on the Christmas music in a Kosher restaurant. I don't know how people who work in shops with constant Christmas music for weeks and even months stand it. I'm with you on Christmas music not appearing until the 15th, but then people might not buy enough, and we wouldn't want that, would we?

One year, our youngest son thought it would be fun to wait to buy our Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. We went down to the lot which has been opened since Thanksgiving and found it closed, not even a pine needle left on the ground. We searched around and found they had bundled up all the leftover trees and dumped them by the bay, and so by the time we figured it out, we were out in the dark, digging through trees. It is funny in retrospect, but seemed a little strange at the time. One is supposed to plan ahead, it seems, and not buy their tree on Christmas Eve.
Dec. 4th, 2008 07:34 am (UTC)
I like old Christmas music at any time of the year. I love Handel's Messiah, I love Glorias and stuff in Latin. I adore Carol of the Bells. Other than that, TURN IT OFF. I like the stuff that takes talent to sing, because then it's actually music instead of broadcasting, "I AM A "CHRISTIAN", GIVE ME STUFF!! I KNOW MY CHRIST TAUGHT ABOUT LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE AND BEING THE BEST PERSON YOU CAN BE, BUT HE HATES YOU!!! NOW GIVE ME STUFF!"

And I like Jingle Bells. :)

The Boxer is one of my very favorite Simon and Garfunkel songs. When it gets to, "In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his tree, and he carries a reminder of every glove that laid him out or cut him til he cried out, in his anger and his pain[shame?], "I am leaving, I am leaving! But the fighter still remains," [that's what I hear, anyway] I tear up.

For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her is another brilliant one, going to be played at my wedding. And Cecilia makes me clap every time, I love the beat and the lyrics. Such brilliance.
Dec. 4th, 2008 12:55 pm (UTC)
Did you ever hear Simon's live version of Cecilia? It's done to a Calypso beat. It's terrific.
Dec. 4th, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know :) It's so unlike most of their other music, it's delightful.
Dec. 4th, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
Actually, I prefer to be on Bill O'Reilly's enemy list; it feels like such good company (okay, not everybody, Bill does have some legitimate 'bad people' there)!
But Christmas music in a Kosher establishment?? There isn't a lack of Musac or radio stations in NYC. I ran into Christmas music in an Outback steak house before Thanksgiving and noted to the manager that I would not be back anytime this year BECAUSE of the music and would note the same to friends and relatives. A little extreme, but 'old holy night' in early November?? I don't mind the fall and winter seasonal music that gets mixed in, just the clearly xmas stuff.
Dec. 4th, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)
I mentioned it to the owner. He said he thought it was too early also, but there was a holiday party going on in the back room. A Christmas Party at a Kosher Restaurant?
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