I cheated on Thanksgiving

I have a rule – I don’t listen to Christmas music or put up decorations until after Thanksgiving. But that Friday it’s on. I listen to the 24/7 Christmas music station with total glee. And if I’m lucky I’ll talk Roger into getting the Christmas tree.

Normally this rule is easy to follow (despite my love for Christmas music), because I’m in the church choir. Around September we start practicing music for the Christmas cantata, and by November we are having extra rehearsals devoted to only the cantata music. It’s Heaven!

However, this morning I don’t know what happened. I cranked my car and 104.7 The Fish greeted me as usual. I can always count on them, because they wait until the Friday after Thanksgiving to start playing Christmas music. So I was confused when I heard the DJ say, “It’s The Fish Holiday season…” and proceeded to play “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.”

Well that was all it took. I’m like a junkie – a Christmas music junkie – and I needed a fix. But I was maintaining. I was OK. I was going to make it to Thanksgiving dang it! Mind over matter!

But here’s the thing. I love Christmas music. No I mean, I LOVE it. I have Christmas music on my iPhone all the time. I never know when I’ll need to hear “O Come, O Come Emanuel” or “O Holy Night.” Usually in the sweltering sauna we call August around here, I can listen to one song and I’m good.

But in November? With the leaves falling and the wind blowing? With my excitement that my parents will be here in less than 24 hours? With pumpkin pie waiting for me? How could I resist? It was the perfect storm. So I gave in. I sang along with the radio and then switched to my own music. It was a holiday hoedown in my car all the way to work this morning!

I’ve managed to regain control of myself, so I won’t be singing “Frosty the Snowman” while I cook the ham. Baby steps. I can do this.

6 thoughts on “I cheated on Thanksgiving

  1. Hey, I’ve been listening to “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Morn” by Casting Crowns for months. I love it. I also have several Christmas cd’s by The Transiberian Orchestra. Oh man, I can see us driving six hours and singing all the way!!

    Your dad may not be happy, since I don’t sing very well.

  2. I hope you don’t mind that your mom shared this with me – and I love it!! I gave in over two weeks ago when I happened to see a Faith Hill Christmas CD in my cabinet at work. She’s been belting it every single morning – and usually at least once in the afternoon. I LOVE Christmas music, too. In fact, I have go to find my Amy Grant Christmas CD’s . . . . like TODAY! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  3. No, I don’t mind. It’s good to bond with others that have the obsession. :) I didn’t know Faith Hill had a Christmas CD… I may need to go shopping.

  4. One of the guys here at work burned it for me so I don’t know the name, but it is so good! It has that fairly new Christmas song about “a baby changes everything” – I don’t know if that is the name, but it gives me a lump in the throat every time I hear it! Have fun with your mom and dad, which I know is an easy task!

  5. Someone tuned to the Christmas Music Channel on the TV in the breakroom today at work. If only you were here to enjoy it…


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