Rants and raves about stuff happening in and around my life in Singapore

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Ban Christmas Carols

2:13 PM By Barry Smyth , , 3 comments

Strolling though the supermarket today I was treated to the nerve jangling sound of the looped tape of Christmas jingles & carols. Now I'm all for setting the mood and the spirit of Christmas, but ...

... how fucking dated is the crap that's being played. I mean its the same old rubbish every year, year after year after annoying year. If I hear Jingle bells one more time I swear I'm going to slash my wrists. I'm thinking of taking all the music and writing parodies of the songs cause I'm so sick of them.

And here in Singapore its even worse. Songs about snow falling and sitting by the fire roasting chestnuts are as out of place as a nun in a whore house. Not only that its played at least 2 months before the actual date and even (insanely so) played as background music in restaurants.

It's blatant discrimination too. I mean we don't hear Indian music 2 months before Deepavali, or the strains of Chinese Opera for 2 months before the lunar new year, festivals that are of equal importance to the communities that celebrate them. Hell no, but come Christmas the looped tape of dated music is switched on everywhere.

I think that what we need is a world wide ban so we don't have to suffer it any more.

As for me its earplugs in and iPod turned on from now on.

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  1. Anonymous8:47 AM

    Oh I totally agree.. And its more annoying that they start the "christmas" decorations and the freaking carols in NOVEMBER!!! and that too from the begining...

  2. i don't understand how you are able to 'stroll' through a supermarket here but yeah the carols get on me nut.

    awesome blog.

  3. Anonymous9:17 AM

    so agree with you. makes me wanna to bang my head against the wall. and after christmas, it's chinese new year songs!