Dear Retail Stores, Please Play New Songs For The Holidays
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Retail Stores, Stop Playing The Same Annoying Christmas Songs And Play More Modern Ones

To all my retail employees, I understand your pain and I am so sorry.

Retail Stores, Stop Playing The Same  Annoying Christmas Songs And Play More Modern Ones

Unlike many, I am not a huge fan of the infamous Christmas classics that start playing right after Thanksgiving ends. First off, I would much rather prefer it if Thanksgiving was given the respect it deserves. After all, it does provide us one day of the year to pig out, cheat on our diets, and share our gratitude for one another. Second, I just think all Christmas music sounds the same and who wants to listen to the same thing all day, every day.

With that being said, you can imagine my dismay when I started my first retail job at the age of 16 and the holidays came around. It was bad enough that they played the same rotation of music period, but for some reason, the Christmas music gave me a different type of irritation. I can not count how many times I asked my boss to change the channel or if we could turn the music off completely. The response was always, "customers love Christmas music" or " where is your Christmas spirit." The worst part is the songs get stuck in your head and you find yourself reluctantly humming them all the time.

It's not that I don't enjoy the holidays, trust me I do, I just don't enjoy listening to the same cheesy songs over and over again. There are just so many different genres to choose from, who all make their genre-specific holiday music.

So, to any retail managers who may be reading this, please consider switching it up this holiday season. It doesn't have to be something everybody likes, just something other than what is always playing. This is my simple request. No more "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" by Thurl Ravenscroft and more "8 Days Of Christmas" by Destiny Child.

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