Thursday, November 29, 2012
Christmas tunes are on the airwaves: tell us which songs get you into the holiday spirit.
Whether you love it (like I do), hate it (like Scrooge pre-transformation) or merely accept it as an unavoidable component of the holiday season, we at Patch want to hear your thoughts on Christmas music. What's on your Christmas playlist? Does Wham's, "Last Christmas," make you break out in song and dance? Do you serenade your special someone with Mariah Carey's, "All I Want for Christmas is You?" Does The Pretenders', "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" get you into the holiday spirit? Artists have been releasing Christmas albums in recent months: Blake Shelton's Cheers, It's Christmas, has been on my iPod this week. Last year, we offered readers a poll to weigh in on their favorite songs, and no one tune was the clear winner. This…
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Let us know which Christmas song you don't want to hear again.
It happens every year. Christmas music starts cropping up around Thanksgiving and for a week or two we tolerate it -- and many of us actually like it. Then, we move closer to Christmas and each note of an Andy Williams or Mitch Miller song makes our blood pressure rise. There's only so much mirth one person can take! Then there's the sappy song like Wham's tune or the corny songs from legends like The Beach Boys, Paul McCartney, Eartha Kitt or Dean Martin. And then, there's Feliz Navidad, 12 Days of Christmas and no list of painful Christmas music is complete without Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer. So, we want to know -- which Christmas song are you most tired of? If we don't have your choice in the poll, let us know in the comment …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Submit your thoughts in today's poll with a vote and add comments in the section below.
Some Westwood residents may find it irritating, some may find it exciting. Either way, there's no avoiding it: The sound of the holidays is now on the airwaves. A handful of radio stations have already begun playing Christmas and other holiday music as the holiday season nears. But is it to early for these yule-tide harmonies to start playing? Or is a week before Thanksgiving just the right time to start getting into the holiday spirit? Let us know your thoughts by adding comments below and submitting a vote in today's poll.