Earlier this week I flipped over my Christmas music tracking advice website to read: "Yes" as of Monday, November 1st, 2021. I've posted about " Can I listen to Christmas Music? " before including last year (when I posted on November 1st ) and have posted about it over the years. If you go to the Christmas Music Permission site and scroll down, you'll see that I have it listed as a project that I established in 2015. Ever since then, I've posted about the project - and how I flip it from "No. Don't be a lunatic." (which is up from Jan 1 --> Oct 31) to "Yes. Go ahead." (which is up from November 1 --> Dec 31 - almost every year. In 2015, I started the "Can I listen to Christmas music?" project back in 2015 . In 2016, I posted on Christmas music from 2016 and included a Buzzfeed video. In 2017, I posted on listening to Christmas music from 2017 on November 2nd In 2018, I posted about the move to a new landi
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The calendar has flipped over to November first. That means one thing: Go ahead. Break out those Christmas tunes. Play that Christmas music. It is time. Visit one of my annual projects here: Can I listen to Christmas music ? This year - 2020 - has been tough and that means there's never been a better year to turn this from no --> yes on November 1st. I started the "Can I listen to Christmas music?" project back in 2015 . And have posted about it every years since. Here's the post on Christmas music from 2016 . Here's the post on listening to Christmas music from 2017 . Here's the post from 2018 when I introduced a new landing page .
Via Can I Listen to Christmas Music? I neglected to post a link to my annual Christmas Music project earlier this season. So, I'm getting to it now: Can I listen to Christmas music ? (v2). Why V2? Welp, that's because V1 is still up at the original URL , but I wanted to try something a little different - and more simple. Once the season passes, I'll put in a redirect from the old site to the new one - which I think serves the most basic of purposes: notifies you if you can or can not listen to Christmas music. I posted about this project last year in November . And on November 2nd of 2016 . The old, V1 site, has lots more stuff - including a countdown clock , email subscriptions, etc. I'll work to port those over, but for now, there's just one page and a simple answer: Yes. It is built on a responsive template, so it looks identical in both desktop and mobile. Come January something, I'll flip it back over to 'no'. The new
Via Can I Listen to Christmas Music? Yesterday, I flipped the annual switch from "No" to "Yes" on the Can I listen to Christmas music? project . I've been saying for the past few years that Thanksgiving "needs a better PR agency" because we go straight from October 31st --> zoom --> Christmas. Billboards, ads, in store displays. All holidays. And not Thanksgiving. The last bastion of Thanksgiving buzz seems to be the grocery store and endcaps. There are plenty of folks that aren't turkey producers who drive a lot of volume at Thanksgiving. I've chronicled [ Christmas Creep ] here on the blog over the years where I've posted photos of stores and others inching Christmas up in the calendar year. And, I've consistently said that I'm totally fine with it. I, for one, welcome our Christmas season overlords. Bring on the Elf on the Shelf . Bring on the Advent calendars . Bring on the Lionel O Gauge Christmas train
If you pointed your browser in the direction of my Can I Listen to Christmas music? project yesterday morning, you would have noticed that the annual transition has been made from 'no' to 'yes'. Much rejoicing was had with various Christmas-related memes and gifs . The countdown clock is now counting 'up' since November 1st at 6 am central - which was the time that the committee selected as the official line. (And, for the record, the committee just included me!) So, go ahead. Turn on the Christmas classics. Nobody will be judging you any more. Enjoy this little clip that Aunt Sisi surfaced earlier this week from Buzzfeed.
With the calendar turning to July, it is natural to start thinking about Christmas, right? Wait...what's that you say? It's not time to start thinking about Christmas? Well...July is the 7th month of the year, so that means we're officially more than half-way to Christmas. So...it was time to do a little maintenance on my little Christmas project site that I launched last year. I went ahead and upgraded the countdown clock over on the "Can I Listen to Christmas Music?" project site . It is now a separate object that I grabbed from this T ickCounter site . It is a responsive embedded object, so it flows big and small depending on the device you're on. I've pasted it below in this post, but if you want to stay up-to-date on all things Christmas Music and when the time is right to listen, you can go over there and subscribe for email updates. Seriously...go do that. This way, you won't be caught with a Bing Crosby-related faux pas come Octob
Christmas music doesn't do a helluva lot for me. I dig Mele Kalikimaka , but I have disagreements with Nat over listening to the Lite --which plays all Christmas songs. (she has great taste in music normally, but around Christmas, she goes a little batty with the tunes and decorations...I like it, I'm just not used to it!) Regardless, maybe this EP can change my mind . It's the Arcarde Fire doing a few Holiday tunes!