It seems Christmas comes earlier every year, and you won't find me complaining. I think I heard people describing seeing the first signs of Christmas retail in September this year. Now, I'm not wild about the retail and sales side of early Christmas, but when it comes to celebrating and thinking about the holiday a bit early, I'm all game. For instance, 104.1 the Fish, one of our local Christian radio stations, started playing exclusively Christmas music this week. I have no beefs with that. In fact, I love it. It really brightens my mood. Some of the songs are not overly inspiring or thought-provoking: I'm not crazy about Jingle Bells, Rudolph, Frosty and Old Saint Nick, but the general theme gets me hoppin'. I remember always being crazy about Christmas music in my childhood. In fact, I used to say that Christmas music was my favorite type of music.
I just heard Silent Night by Mercy Me and Amy Grant again on the radio. I heard it for the first time last Christmas season. Now there's a song with a nice sound!