When the Channel Changes for the New Year
…are your passengers demanding another station yet?
This season is truly one of the most wonderful times of the year. Christmas tunes start to appear as a constant track of music on many stations on or around the date of American Thanksgiving. They have even started a little earlier with some stations, given this unique year and its challenges.
Some stations are reported to start playing Christmas music non-stop on November 01, right after Halloween. By the time boxing day rolls around, it is almost a relief when they finally stop playing Christmas songs on the radio. There are lots of variations of our favourite tunes. However, there seems to be that relief following Christmas Day when the stations with the holiday music revert back to top tunes of the day.
Sirius/XM Canada have a few different options for holiday music listening. Some come to an end with boxing day, while others will remain on track until December 30th.
In Neil Pasricha’s “The Book of (Holiday) Awesome”, he refers to this as an “awesome” moment, “Because at some point we all stop caring what Bing Crosby is dreaming about”.
Regardless, there is truly something special about the wonderful tried and true tunes of Christmas, as well as the new versions and recordings of present-day artists. One of note again this year is the wonderful work by Gentri Music. It reminds us of the holiday joy that we experience through the singing of Christmas tunes during the holiday season at Christmas. These lads have done some masterful work, and some amazing holiday videos as well. It was also very inspiring to see the Holly Dolly Christmas special and the release of the Dolly Parton holiday album — a first in 30 years.
Here’s to your listening pleasure this holiday season and all year round. Enjoy those special tunes these last few days of the 2020 holiday season.