I mean, it can't just be me can it?
Because it seems that one sure fire way of clearing a room is to turn on your favourite Christmas album.
It's worked for me. Plenty of times.
For years the only Christmas music I played was Bing Crosby - and I am talking from my 20s up.
Oh yes, as soon as that Christmas Tree went up I forgot about my favourite rock music and on came Bing.
Oh Holy Night indeed.
Of course, I was teased unmercifully. And still am.
I am not embarrassed to admit that I would play the album at least twice a day for at least 3 weeks and I never got sick of it. Ever.
Unfortunately, everyone else did not share the same view.
Many plans were hatched by 'the haters' to dispose of Bing in the most undignified of ways.
And I was offered bribes that would have even made Nigerian officials stand up and take notice.
I was resolute.
It was Bing and me against the world.
In fact it has only been in the last couple of years that people have managed to convince me to try something new.
Just because it got a bit lonely with just me, Bing and the Christmas Tree.
So, in the spirit of Christmas, I bought something new.
Nice, easy listening and kind of like Bing but with a Canadian accent.
However, as I've since discovered, he is as equally polarising, if not more so.
Then, in my quest for Peace & Harmony, two vital ingredients for any holiday season, I went searching for other Christmas Albums.
Oh my, just look at the choice. Every artist has a holiday release.
Even Rod Stewart? I like Rod but no, not sure I can.....go rocking around the Christmas Tree...noooo.
Mmmmm, perhaps it is not the artist that people dislike, but the tunes that people get tired of.
Perhaps you either like Christmas music or you don't. As for me I am looking for something new.
What about you? Are you a Christmas music 'liker' or 'hater'?
And of US and Canadian readers you also get to participate in a Giveaway.
By leaving a comment on this post TWO people have a chance to each win TWO Christmas music releases for the Holiday Season. LUCKY YOU!!
I have downloaded this already, just beautiful!!!!! And I particularly love her rendition of Silent Night.
Entries close on Midnight 10/12/2012 (PT). I mean you have got to have time to play it before Christmas, right?
Thanks to Mile High Productions, Los Angeles (online and social media marketing for the entertainment industry) for the prizes.
The winners were drawn by random.org on 12/12/2012 - Congratulations to Tashabud and Secret Agent Woman for winning the holiday albums.