The Government Airwaves and Christmas MusicWednesday, December 5, 2012
One of the most obnoxious “takeovers” on modern radio is the assault on wonderful
holiday Christmas music by the commercial stations that play the secular-pop junk ’round the clock, at Christmas time, until nausea sweeps the senses.
I wrote this article in 2007: Christmas Music: A Postmortem Reflection, and I think it stands the test of time. As I describe in my article, not only do I have a massive iTunes Christmas collection with scores of eclectic Playlists, there are also other great alternatives to the Christmas comic relief that dominates your local radio airwaves. Pandora has two nice stations: “Classical Christmas” and “Christmas Radio.” I listen to Classical Radio most days at work, and it offers a wonderful variety of festive music. I never get tired of it. For $36/year, I get all the Pandora I want with no ads, no limitations. A raging bargain. iHeart Radio offers many different stations – just google “Christmas” and you come up with a hodgepodge of stuff. Live365.com also has some sleeper Christmas stations. Sirius/XM also offers some decent alternatives.