I’m dreaming of something new

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,