Christmas is coming (in two months), I’m fat, I guess it’s time to celebrate?
The Wee Bairn and I went to a Starbucks this past weekend. Amy Grant was on the satellite radio singing about Yule Tide Carols. A barista stacked shiny red and green travel mugs near the register. Shouldn’t be suprised? Costco and Home Depot have had animatronic Santas on display since early October1. Getting this stuff gone and numbers in early makes Good Business Sense, I hear from people who don’t have to pick and pack or stand under a tiny speaker blaring “Santa Baby” folding Gap sweaters.
SWMNBB mentioned that JD McPherson had a new album of Christmas songs out. A couple of years ago, he released this track, which also appears on the new album:
Of course, after looking for this new music, I spent another several hours and $100 on a stack of additional Christmas CDs2. They’re coming in now.
Those who know me know I love Christmas songs, novelty and traditional, and enjoy sharing them with others. I will again this year.
Any suggestions or requests?
- I’ve seen a lot of seasonal anxiety in my trade, more than usual, during what is normally the busy period of manufacturers and retail. Looming deadlines for 45’s tariffs on Chinese manufactured goods are for juicing #s in shipping, imports, raw material exports, volume of goods, warehouse space, salaries for stevedores, and low-wage warehouse workers. When they’re put into action, and with the traditional slowdown in the Western and Lunar New Years, everything is going to come to a screeching halt. Merry Christmas! ↩
- That’s right, CDs. I buy physical media and rip them at a quality that I can’t download. And I still hold the disks if my PC and her backups going blooey. ↩