Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Five Days of Christmas Music

One of the local Christian radio stations, KHCB, is currently playing five days of Christmas music. I'm listening at work via the internet, and really enjoying it. It's all Christian Christmas music, and mostly very peaceful, mellow music. It's very nice, but I hope I don't fall asleep at my desk!

KSBJ is also playing Christmas music (their "Christmas Open House"), but they've been doing it all month, and I think I'm tired of all their Christmas songs. They've been playing a lot of secular music too, which I think stinks. I mean really, does anyone like "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire"??! And can you listen to "Jingle Bell Rock" more than once without going crazy? And for another thing, what's the point of "Let It Snow" and "White Christmas" in Houston?! Besides, WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE CELEBRATING THE BIRTH OF CHRIST HERE!!!!!!!

So, take my word for it, listen to KHCB for the next five days, and you're sure to get in a good Christmasy mood.


Lindsay said...

Actually, I like Let it Snow and Winter Wonderland, despite the fact that we rarely get snow. It's more like wishful thinking than believing we're seriously going to have a "winter wonderland" here, but I think the lack of snow and cold weather makes me appreciate what we do get more. :) I'm still hoping we get a bit of snow like we did last year!

Kim Kelly said...

Yes, Katie....

Some of us "old timers" really DO like hearing "The Christmas Song" (aka "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire"), especially the classic version by Nat King Cole. I think it comes from growing up in a household which played those songs over and over again....thus the close connection with the holiday season. Not to say that we should exclude the Christian carols, but I think there is definitely room for some secular music also.

For those of us who are not enamored by the winter weather in Houston, "White Christmas" holds a dear place in our we recall white Christmases past ("just like the ones I used to know").

I will agree with you that "Jingle Bell Rock" gets old very quickly (unless one is listening to their John Denver and the Muppets Christmas album...the classic rendition of all time!). There are a few more of the same genre that can disappear, as far as I am concerned.

We have always enjoyed KCHB's Christmas music marathon and will enjoy it again this year. Thanks for the reminder!

PS. Good to see you again yesterday, even if we couldn't get the storm door unlocked! LOL!

Katie said...


OK, so some people do like those songs. I guess that's why the radio stations and the stores play them so much!

It was nice to see you all too, Mrs. Kelly. Don't worry, I always feel welcome at your house, even if the door doesn't open!!