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I Have Figured it Out!

Updated: Aug 22, 2022

This holiday season we had a radio station start playing holiday tunes, just as the rest of us were busting open our Halloween candy bags!

And thereupon did the raging debate begin.

Generally I would have shook my head, sucked my teeth at it, and avoided that area of the radio dial, until such time as I began to feel drawn into the festive mood of the season. Probably right after turkey.

Well... somehow it was different this year, and I don't have to tell you that these are strange and different times.

Somehow, I gravitated to the good stuff. The classic stuff. The classical stuff.

It didn't feel wrong at all.

You might even notice it too. It felt like.... just what I needed, ya know...?

Everyone has likely 'been through the mill' of late.

I'm not inclined to complain, but that Afghanistan thing especially, frayed my soul pretty good.

I didn't even know I could be affected that way, by news.

And now it's getting cold and dark where I live. And I have no family, so really, those are the crosses I'll bear this season… (every season).

But here's something I've always known....

There is no simpler cure, it would seem, than the right kind of music.

Now... if I had my choice, the people that wrote "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer", would never have been conceived!

So that, if you strain away the meteorological holiday songs (Baby It's Cold Outside, Let It Snow, I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm), the goofy stuff, (All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth, Leroy the Redneck Reindeer, It's a Marshmallow World, Snoopy’s Christmas*), and the songs about missing someone for some reason, and the rude punk rock songs, and ANYTHING by Manheim Steamroller and the Trans Siberian Orchestra, this would have been the Christmas season, for me at least, to start listening to the pretty stuff, as early as possible... within reason.

So... sometimes early holiday music can maybe be of great benefit. (But it won't work for me BEFORE October. THAT would be WRONG!)

Perhaps we'll all be calm and centered by the new year…

Early holiday music may be having a moment!

Simple, yet effective. Go for it!

Peace On Earth! Goodwill To Man!

(*Snoopy still RULES!)

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