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I’m dreaming of something new

Published: Sun, December 6, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m.

I’m dreaming of something new


In the spirit of the season, I would like to respectfully request publicly that the radio stations playing Christmas music cease and desist playing a number of songs I and others have found increasingly overplayed and annoying. While I realize there are other problems in the Mahoning Valley that are worth writing about, stale and fusty chestnuts that are being played every hour only add icing to the abysmal cake that is 2009 thus far.

The following songs are the worst offenders. If these songs could be limited to a twice a day rotation, it would be a tremendous improvement for those who have to listen to the seasonal fare on a daily basis:

Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Bruce Springsteen.

Happy Christmas (War is Over) by John Lennon and Yoko Ono

A Wonderful Christmas Time by Paul McCartney

Do They Know It’s Christmastime, Band Aid

Last Christmas by Wham!

Christmas in Sarajevo by TSO

That 90 percent of the Christmas music that is aired daily is from artists who are either dead or are on the Branson, Missouri, circuit does little to improve the dispositions of people who already have enough problems. Christmas brings enough troubles without having to be like Haley Joel Osment from The 6th Sense every time I turn on the radio. Only in this case, it is “I hear dead people”.

Have a Merry Christmas,




1umpire7586(4 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Change the station, buy a CD, or get an Ipod. Really...........At least you didn't complain about Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer.

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2mikeymike(469 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Alex Mangie I just saw a movie about you,it's called Scrooge.Why don't you just change the station? The music that is aired by people who no longer are with us,is called classics and most people enjoy them,Have a Holly Jolly Christmas,Mr.Mangie.

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3Nonsocialist(710 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

I second the motion by Alex. I'd like to add anything by the Beach Boys to the list. These songs are brutal to listen to. There are enough classics (Sinatra, Cole, Clooney, Ives, Crosby, etc) to play. There is no need to mar the holiday experience with the Christmas equivalent of water-boarding.

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4Alexinytown(246 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Mikey and Umpire, variety is the spice of life. It is not a matter of being a Scrooge, it is a matter of there are thousands of other Christmas songs and versions out there aside from the the ten main songs they play over and over again. It would be like turning on Y103 and have them play 7 songs througout the day all day long every day, when there are a ton of other classic rock songs out there.

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5leaveusalone(103 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

I have to agree that the constant barrage of Christmas music is annoying. To the list, I would add "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and "I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus". And before everyone accuses me of being a Scrooge, I want to say that I love this time of year - I love gift giving, good food, good friends, etc. - all the holiday things. But the music is grating after a while!

And this year, I noticed that quite a few places where I do business were playing it a full week before Thanksgiving! I think Thanksgiving should get a lawyer and sue!

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