The return of the Christmas Carol

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 3-Dec-2008 15:13

It's that time of year again.

Time for me to remind retailers who might read this blog that I hate Christmas Carols on instore radio.

I can stand the odd carol on the days leading up to Christmas Day but not a selection of sleepy elevator music style carols on continuous random shuffle that make me fall asleep while I'm perusing your store three weeks out from Christmas.

Play carols and I will walk out. Guaranteed. I'll spend my money somewhere that actually wants me to enjoy my shopping experience and not put me to sleep...

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Comment by scottpalmer, on 3-Dec-2008 16:05

Unless of course the song is Snoopy's Christmas and then you will spend up large

Comment by ZollyMonsta, on 3-Dec-2008 22:45

Join the club... Ew Ew Ew... I've even banned Christmas songs on The Cheese this year (much to my fiance's disgust) :)

Comment by allstarnz, on 4-Dec-2008 12:22

think of the poor workers who have to put up with it day in day out.

I think that's one of the reasons I hate Christmas music now, too many years of it while at school/uni.

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Steve Biddle
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I'm an engineer who loves building solutions to solve problems.

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*VoIP (Voice over IP). I work with various brands of hardware and PBX's on a daily basis
  -Asterisk (incl PiaF, FreePBX, Elastix)

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*CCTV solutions
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