Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving music...where is it?

A friend of mine on facebook updated her status saying that "you can't enjoy Thanksgiving for all the Christmas stuff". A truer statement has never been As a matter of fact, in some places the Xmas stuff went up after the 4th of July decorations. I'm sure where you live this occurs, too.

What makes it worse is the music. Come November 1st, the radio station that I tend to listen to on my drive to and from work became all Xmas music, all the time. I am no fan of Christmas music. Part of it is because it all sounds the same to me. Not that they actually sound the same, but they sort of all meld together. I'm not sure if that makes any sense to anyone but me, but I hope you get the picture. I won't go into the torture I have to endure having to schedule and/or play Christmas music every year for concerts/parades, but that's a topic for another day.

Have you ever noticed that there are no Thanksgiving songs, though? Halloween doesn't have any "official" songs, but there are quite a few that fit the holiday spirit. Anything patriotic works for the 4th of July. Romantic stuff works for Valentines. I'm sure there are plenty of Irish stuff for St. Patrick's, and "Auld Lang Syne" in New Year's song du jour, but can you think of any song that is commonly associated with Thanksgiving?

Why is this holiday so shafted in the music department? Maybe I should sit down and write a Thanksgiving song. It's long overdue, that's for sure.


Patricia Rockwell said...

"We gather together to ask the Lord's blessings," and "Over the river and through the snow to grandmother's house we go," come to mind.

Lin said...

I wrote about the same thing on my blog, and everyone said the same ones Patricia just listed. Maybe it's a good thing there isn't the merchandising and mass marketing of Thanksgiving. I think it is nice to have a holiday where we don't have all of that. Enjoy, pally.

Hey, Happy Thanksgiving!

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot said...

I agree with the two mentioned by Patricia im her comment. Also, I always thought of "Bless this house, O Lord we pray, make it safe by night and day..." and also "For the beauty of the earth. . ." Of course, on a different level, there's "Turkey in the Straw."

Mystery Man said...

Patricia- never thought of those..intersting

Lin- you may be right, Xmas gets shoved down our throats, none of the others get that much pub...well some New YEar's do...remeber hte milenium? lol

Sherry- Turkey in the we should make the ntional Thanksgiving