Christmas Humbugs: Christmas Music
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Workshop Media’s Jon Bailey takes a look at some of the quirks, annoyances and pet peeves of the Christmas Season in Workshop’s Christmas Humbugs!
Christmas music in shops is (in my opinion) utterly hateful. Hundreds of bland pop tunes with a vague Christmas message and sleigh bells jingling away in the background are vomited from every shop doorway for weeks (if not months) before the big day.
Now, every right-thinking person knows that there is only one decent Christmas song (it’s this one, in case you didn’t know), so why must we be assaulted by Bing Crosby, Mariah Carey, Gene Autry, John Lennon and bloody, bloody Wham? The only reason these songs are ever played is the misguided idea that they represent the Christmas spirit when, in fact, they mostly represent a cynical marketing ploy on behalf of the artist (or more likely the artist’s manager) to tap into a vast goldmine of festively inspired purchasing.