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Just don't. Ok?  Doesn't matter who you are, you should not, we repeat SHOULD NOT be listening to Christmas music just yet.  It isn't time.  First time here?  Click here to learn the full details of the "Can I listen to Christmas music" project and to join the movement!

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T-Minus 90 Days

Today is an important date:  It marks just 90 days until we're ready to roll with Christmas music.

Just 3 months.  But, let's not confuse fall with post-Halloween, folks.

Check out the official Christmas music countdown clock here.  Or view it below:


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Sorry, Folks: Sia Doesn't Change Things

News today in Rolling Stone is that enigmatic 'star' Sia is coming out with a Christmas record.  Of original songs.  But, fortunately, it isn't coming out until later this year.  When we all know listening to Christmas music is more appropriate.
Sia announced plans on Tuesday to record her first Christmas album. The LP will be her first release through Atlantic Records – a new home for the singer after a pair of successful albums with RCA.

All the songs on Sia's Christmas LP will be originals composed with help from Greg Kurstin. Kurstin, an in-demand Top 40 savant (Adele, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson), previously worked with Sia on her last three albums and served as producer or co-producer on the singer's biggest solo hits: "Cheap Thrills," "Chandelier" and "Elastic Heart." Originals?  Really?  I guess that's courageous, right? Based on her career, we should give it the benefit of the doubt, right?

There's no word yet if we a…

Christmas Story Musical Coming To Fox This Holiday Season

It may be Spring, but in Hollywood there's news involving Christmas music.  It seems that Fox has greenlit the Christmas Story musical to be shown 'live' on the network in December.  This being a Christmas Music-related project, we have to point out that while we adore the movie....music and songs aren't something that jump out to us.  So, there's good news here for X-mas music fans:  we bet that we'll be getting some new songs into the canon of Christmas tunes once this show goes from stage to primetime.

From Variety:
A Christmas Story” will be the subject of the next live musical at Fox, Variety has learned.  The production, which will air this December, will be based on the Broadway musical version of the beloved film of the same name, about a Midwestern boy named Ralphie who wants nothing more than a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. The film has achieved cult status since its release in 1983, with TBS annually airing a 24-hour marathon of the film during th…

Spring Time Is The Wrong Time For Christmas Music

Thanks to all of you sensible people.  Seriously.  Look at this beautiful Google Trends chart for [Christmas Music] genre searches and how we're down in the lull of Spring.  How terribly sensible.

We'll be watching the Google Trends chart over the balance of the year here on the Can I Listen to Christmas Music Project.

Updated 2017 Countdown Clock

It took us until March to get around to it, but....We've updated our 2017 "Can I listen to Christmas music?" countdown clock on the homepage.  You can check it out there.  Or, right here in this post below.

As of this post, just 223 days left.  You can see that in the screenshot above.  The calendar may say "Spring" officially, but we know that some of you are out there lurking around on YouTube watching Clark Griswold videos and humming "Jingle Bells" on your commute home.  Just keep it to yourselves for now, please.  We won't tell anyone about your 'affliction'...

(If you are reading this in your email, you most likely can NOT see the countdown clock below.  Click here to check it out.)

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Radio Stations Who Went "All-In" For Christmas Getting Depressed, Too

You know those stations that go 'all-in' with Christmas music during the holiday season?  You love them, right?  Well, you're not alone.  And that switch to X-mas music isn't done out of the kindness of the station manager's heart.  Nope.  It is big dollars.

See exhibit A:  In Milwaukee, the top rated station station in town is WRIT-FM 95.7.  They normally play classic rock.  Or 'classic hits' in the parlance of the industry.  They're normally #1 in the market.

But they change over to Christmas tunes in December.  And that drives them even higher.  But what happens in January?  We all get depressed, right?  So to, does their station manager, we think.

From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
Christmas music giveth, and it taketh away — but the lack of it didn't take away enough of the audience to knock WRIT-FM (95.7) from its perch atop the Milwaukee radio market.  The classic-hits station, one of two radio stations to go all-in with Christmas music t…