Nov 01 2010

Is it too early to listen to Christmas music?!

 Now that Halloween is over, Kelli says it's time to break out the Christmas music! Scott says "No Way!" Poll question...Is it too early to listen to Christmas music? Why or why not?

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11/1/2010 2:07:55 PM
Merry Drew United States
Merry Drew
Yes, it is too early for Christmas music.  Please wait until it is a little closer to Thanksgiving.  If you can't do that, maybe a Christmas song an hour.

A local radio station is playing nothing but Christmas music and it just makes me cringe.
11/1/2010 2:08:16 PM
Jenny C. United States
Jenny C.
of course it isn't to early for Christmas music. Christmas music is the best. Especially "Do you hear what i hear."
11/1/2010 2:08:22 PM
kevin overton United States
kevin overton
It is way too early to play Christmas music. You should wait until after Thanksgiving.
11/1/2010 2:08:42 PM
jonnye United States
jonnye
Christmas caroles are wonderful, Kelli, bit I agree with Scott.  I would like to enjoy the fall colors God had made and be Thankful for the beauty God has given us for fall till after Thanksgiving.  Retail is already pushing Christmas before Halloween.  Please don't be mad kelli... <3
11/1/2010 2:09:31 PM
Merry Drew United States
Merry Drew
It's too early to go to solid Christmas music.  Maybe 1 song an hour, but no more.

A local station has gone to solid Christmas music and it just makes me cringe.


Merry
11/1/2010 2:09:33 PM
Wendy United States
Wendy
It is definitely too early!  I love Christmas music and the whole Christmas season, but when it starts too early I can't stand it by the time Christmas is here (which is very sad).  It's comparable to your child in the back seat...Are we there yet...Are we there yet....Are we there yet...
11/1/2010 2:09:45 PM
Merry Drew
Merry Drew
It's too early to go to solid Christmas music.  Maybe 1 song an hour, but no more.

A local station has gone to solid Christmas music and it just makes me cringe.


Merry
11/1/2010 2:12:19 PM
ANA United States
ANA
ITs not too early!! Im ready for Christmas music!!!
11/1/2010 2:12:29 PM
Blythe Slaten United States
Blythe Slaten
I vote for Christmas music as much and as often as possible. Year round is just fine with me Smile
11/1/2010 2:12:50 PM
Jeri United States
Jeri
I'm with Kelli! I can even suggest a song to play, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, By Casting Crowns...best song on their album!

I used to believe as Scott does, don't cheat Thankgiving by rushing Christmas ...but now I send my Christmas cards in July and we celebrate God's wonderful Gift evry day!
11/1/2010 2:12:51 PM
Melinda United States
Melinda
Play the Christmas music,,,I agree with Kelli,,,It's never to early,,,,
11/1/2010 2:12:56 PM
Pam Maynard United States
Pam Maynard
I am with Kelli!!  We are thankful for all of God's blessings at Thanksgiving.  Play the Christmas music.  This Christmas will be my 5 year anniversary of being a breast cancer survivor.  I want Christmas every day of my life!!!
11/1/2010 2:12:59 PM
Aaron United States
Aaron
No, It's never too early for Christmas music.
11/1/2010 2:13:08 PM
Meagan Overton United States
Meagan Overton
Save Christmas music until after we have celebrated Thanksgiving.
11/1/2010 2:13:22 PM
Lorri B United States
Lorri B
I agree with Scott.  I think it is too early for Christmas music.  It can start on Thanksgiving day, but no earlier.
11/1/2010 2:13:23 PM
Margaret Maresh United States
Margaret Maresh
YES,  IT'S WAY TOO EARLY!!
To me, playing the Christmas music so early adds to the commercialism and detracts from the holiness, even the carols that proclaim Christ's birth.
Sorry, Kelli, I have to vote with Scott on this one.
11/1/2010 2:13:24 PM
Michael United States
Michael
Please Please PLEASE dont start playing Christmas music!!!!!

11/1/2010 2:13:30 PM
Tom Fry United States
Tom Fry
IT IS WAAAYYYYY TOO EARLY for Christmas Music!!!  It takes away from the meaning of Christmas makes it secular and too much competition from the stores.  It makes you look (and sound) like the "world" and K-Love is different.  You are the light in the world -- please don't.
11/1/2010 2:13:33 PM
GraceAnne United States
GraceAnne
yes i agre with kelli we can listen to christmas songs it dosen't matter if we do! and why wait?
11/1/2010 2:13:37 PM
Jon Miller United States
Jon Miller
I think it is too early for Christmas songs. I like to savor them as much as the next person, but I agree with Scott. I don't want winter to come to early. I have spent most of my life living in upstate NY. So I personally don't like to hear Christmas music until after Thanksgiving.
11/1/2010 2:13:38 PM
Sherri United States
Sherri
PLEASE NO CHRISTMAS MUSIC. I hate it when radio stations play Christmas music before Thanksgiving. One holiday at a time. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  Buy the time Christmas is here I'm so tired of the music.
11/1/2010 2:13:40 PM
Mary Schwartzenberger United States
Mary Schwartzenberger
My mother died early November 5 years ago and the station I was currently listening to was playing mostly Christmas music and most of it was commercial (Rudolph, Frosty, etc.). There was no hope or comfort in that music. Please do not play Christmas music until after Thanksgiving and then only those that glorify the LORD. Thank you.
11/1/2010 2:13:42 PM
Lori United States
Lori
PLEASE Don't Do It!!  By the time Christmas actually gets here I am tired of hearing them.... Save Christmas!
11/1/2010 2:13:46 PM
Margaret Maresh United States
Margaret Maresh
YES,  IT'S WAY TOO EARLY!!
To me, playing the Christmas music so early adds to the commercialism and detracts from the holiness, even the carols that proclaim Christ's birth.
Sorry, Kelli, I have to vote with Scott on this one.
11/1/2010 2:13:57 PM
Tami United States
Tami
No! It is too early!I love it but if it starts too early the excitement is gone before Christmas!
11/1/2010 2:13:59 PM
ashley United States
ashley
Play on sister! It is never to early for Christmas carold!
11/1/2010 2:14:01 PM
David Diket United States
David Diket
It is WAY to early to start the Christmas music. Day after Thanksgiving is fine
11/1/2010 2:14:01 PM
Emily United States
Emily
I beg of you...no christmas music until the day after thanksgiving.  I love Christmas music and love to belt out that hippo christmas song with the best of them, but I love the tradition of thanksgiving just as much.  Too many people overlook the special time of thanksgiving for all God has given us.
11/1/2010 2:14:03 PM
Michelle Davis United States
Michelle Davis
OMGosh! As a new Christian, I cannot believe you guys are even having this conversation!!! Christmas is about...CHRIST! If you make it about any other "thing" then that is between you and God. To me...it is about Jesus Christ and nothing else. We could all use a little more Jesus Christ every single day of the year and I for one LOVE LOVE LOVE music about my Father. PLAY IT...and then thank God you got 2 1/2 minutes to think of what Christmas is really about! Walking His Path~ Michelle
11/1/2010 2:14:04 PM
Beckie United States
Beckie
NEVER too early to play Christmas music. What's the difference between Christian music and Christmas songs? They both glorify our Lord and Savior!!!!


PLAY THEM!!!!
Go Kelli!
11/1/2010 2:14:07 PM
Whitney United States
Whitney
Play the Christmas music! We should celebrate the birth of Jesus year round. I love Christmas music!
11/1/2010 2:14:08 PM
Ashley United States
Ashley
It's way too early for Christmas music! Usually if I have to listen to Christmas music around this time, I'm tired of listening to it when it really counts, around Christmas time!
11/1/2010 2:14:09 PM
Carolyn OKeefe United States
Carolyn OKeefe
Kelli, I agree  with you.   Christmas Carols are some of the most beautiful hymns written & should be played  & sung year round with the other hymns!!  
11/1/2010 2:14:11 PM
Larry-Bob United States
Larry-Bob
It is toooo early for Christmas music.
11/1/2010 2:14:12 PM
Pam United States
Pam
It's too early for Christmas music! I love Thanksgiving and I feel that rushing Christmas causes us to rush right past a very meaningful holiday.  
11/1/2010 2:14:13 PM
Heather United States
Heather
I love Christmas music, It's not too early.
11/1/2010 2:14:13 PM
Diane United States
Diane
Yes it is to early to play Christmas music. Let's not rush the seasons.
11/1/2010 2:14:14 PM
Mariana Graham United States
Mariana Graham
Crhistmas music should not be played until the day after Thanksgiving and I think even that is early..No Christmas music yet! PLEASE!!!
11/1/2010 2:14:15 PM
Amy Yancey United States
Amy Yancey
Yes It is too early for christmas music, many are too eager to jump into christmas after Halloween and forget about the wonderful holiday Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to give thanks and deserves its on month of celebration.
11/1/2010 2:14:17 PM
Kerri United States
Kerri
It is definitely to early to start Christmas music! We have to enjoy the holiday of Thanksgiving and not push it away to make room for Christmas. Also Roosevelt pushed Thanksgiving up a week in 1939 to give more room for the Christmas season.
11/1/2010 2:14:22 PM
Amy United States
Amy
It's NEVER too early for CHRISTmas music!  Maybe if it was played all year long people would be kinder to one another instead of just one month out of the year!!
11/1/2010 2:14:31 PM
Doug United States
Doug
NOOOOOOO
NOOOOOTTTT
YET!!
I love Christmas and all we celebrate with it,
but it's way too early!
Ask me again after Thanksgiving!

Love you guys
!
11/1/2010 2:14:33 PM
L United States
L
Yes, I like Christmas music but would prefer to hear it beginning the day after Thanksgiving.  Even if it was one of my favorites if I heard it on the radio I would probably turn it off or change the station.
11/1/2010 2:14:35 PM
Ashleigh Sterling United States
Ashleigh Sterling
It's never too soon for Christmas music. I agree with Kelli!
11/1/2010 2:14:52 PM
Shauna United States
Shauna
Christmas is in our hearts year round but it would be best to wait a little bit longer.  After Thanksgiving would be best.. afterall there are only so many songs and they get played SOOOOO many times, by the time Christmas comes we are a little weary of hearing them.  PLEASE WAIT!  Sorry Kelly.. and tell Scott to take a deep breath, it will be ok!  
11/1/2010 2:14:55 PM
vanessa velez United States
vanessa velez
Kelli I'm with you all the way!!!! I vote for Christmas now! Smile
11/1/2010 2:14:57 PM
Mary Kay United States
Mary Kay
To, to early to listen to Christmas music. Last year I put my Christmas tree up on Thanksgiving Day. By Christmas day I was ready for the holiday to be over. Christmas should start in December and last until after Christmas Day.
11/1/2010 2:15:06 PM
Betty Mincer United States
Betty Mincer
Sorry Scott, but I have to agree with Kelly on this one, THAT IS IF AND ONLY IF the radio stations do not pollute the waves with it.  Christmas is my favorite time of the year and I look forward to hearing the music of the season.
11/1/2010 2:15:06 PM
emily United States
emily
It is never to early to celebrate christ's birth
11/1/2010 2:15:14 PM
Renee Ybarra United States
Renee Ybarra
It is toooooo early to begin playing Christmas music . I love Christmas music, but even I will be tired if it if you start now. Let us enjoy fall !!!!
11/1/2010 2:15:18 PM
Melissa Butler United States
Melissa Butler
I for one am a big fan of christmas music but I would definitely wait til after thanksgiving because the same songs are played over and over....and you get tired of them by christmas.....
11/1/2010 2:15:27 PM
maureen kray United States
maureen kray
there is a local secular station that starts playing christmas music before thanksgiving non stop through christmas.  i think for a christian music station, you should start dec. 1st and play it non stop, not once in awhile. i want to listen to it on K-love, not some secular station.
11/1/2010 2:15:42 PM
Diana Rhea United States
Diana Rhea
My son Bobby is 21 years old and a senior in college--he has over 200 Christmas CD's--he LOVES Christmas and listens to Christmas music year round!  It's never too early for Christmas music if you ask him!  We call him Mr. Christmas--his birthday is in December as well. With him it is not about the music, gifts, shopping--it is about the reason for the season--Jesus!
11/1/2010 2:15:48 PM
Megan United States
Megan
Please wait until closer to Thanksgiving!  I love Christmas music but I cannot be embraced yet. The other Christian station in our area plays only Christmas music starting at Halloween and I've already shut them off.  If you must, one an hour, not all the time.
11/1/2010 2:16:04 PM
Maureen United States
Maureen
I love the Christmas season and Christmas music, it's one of my favorite times of the year. BUT, it is way too early to start playing Christmas music now. I think you should wait until after Thanksgiving, otherwise, by the time Christmas gets here, it's kind of ruined in a way.... There is such a thing as too much of a good thing.
11/1/2010 2:16:06 PM
Shannon United States
Shannon
It is never too early to listen to Christmas music!  I have been listening to Christmas music a little throughout the year.  Every time I hear a Christmas song it reminds me what joy this time a years bring and the family and friends I get to share this time with!
11/1/2010 2:16:14 PM
Debbie United States
Debbie
Hi Kelly

I agee with Kelly. Christmas could be played in July. The reason why we give Thanks At Thankgiving is because of Our lttle baby Savoir Jesus. So Bring it on Kelly Im waiting.

Over The River and Threw the Woods!!!!!

God Bless Deb

11/1/2010 2:16:23 PM
Jeanneen United States
Jeanneen
It's way too early for Christmas music. Please wait until after Thanksgiving, about a week after Thanksgiving.  At least wait until December.  Let's enjoy Thanksgiving and the Fall season before we push ourselves into a 2 month Christmas season.
11/1/2010 2:16:23 PM
Maggie United States
Maggie
Way to early!! I love Christmas music, but haven't you ever heard the saying "familiarity breeds contempt"!! Keep it fresh! Please wait till after Thanksgiving!!
11/1/2010 2:16:23 PM
Isaac kerley United States
Isaac kerley
it is not to early to have Christmas stuff i even saw a women buy Christmas buy stuff at dollar tree
11/1/2010 2:16:23 PM
Morgan Murray United States
Morgan Murray
I is so not to early for Christmas music. I thinks that Christmas time is the best time of year why not celebrate it even longerSmile Christmas music is my favorite kind of music, please play a Christmas song on K-LoveSmileI am ready for Christmas!
11/1/2010 2:16:32 PM
Debra Watkins United States
Debra Watkins
I really think that our families and our Country need to concentrate more about family love and thankfulness.  Not on the materialism of all the shopping and Christmas.  Besides, 7 weeks of Christmas music is way to much!
11/1/2010 2:16:38 PM
Ricardo Valencia United States
Ricardo Valencia
yeah we need to play some christmas music.
11/1/2010 2:16:41 PM
Therese Vecchione United States
Therese Vecchione
It is never to early for Christmas songs. I have 6 grandchildren that live with me and we have been singing Christmas songs all summer. The cd's were put away but that didn't stop us. Bring on the Christmas songs.
11/1/2010 2:16:42 PM
Paula Urben United States
Paula Urben
Bring it on!  Christmas music puts me in the mood to SHOP!!!  I don't mean solid Christmas music but a song a day during your broadcast time would be fabulous. Hey, egg nog is already in the grocery stores......it put a smile on my face when I saw it because I know the Christmas season is near.  
11/1/2010 2:16:44 PM
AndreaL81 United States
AndreaL81
Scott I have to agree with Kelli, It is never too early to hear Christmas music as long as it is done in moderation. I have been known to play a few songs here and there in July. (you know Christmas in July. heehee)I love fall and fall colors as well and absolutely love Gods beautiful creations but a few Christmas songs here and there give you something more to look forward to and get more excited! Im with you Kelli, just not too much though. Andrea
11/1/2010 2:16:45 PM
Tatiana United States
Tatiana
It's too early to play Christmas music. To play it now would feel like we are skipping a holiday. We can't just ignore Thanksgiving and jump to Christmas.
11/1/2010 2:16:52 PM
Theresa United States
Theresa
It is definitely too early for Christmas music.  I love Christmas, but wait until after Thanksgiving, so that we won't get burned out or have to change the station.
11/1/2010 2:16:56 PM
Tara Bias United States
Tara Bias
I need Christmas music already. I am in charge of our church's Christmas party and I need some inspiration. I can't wait until after Thanksgiving because I would have to rush my plans. We are not rushing Christmas just by listening to the music early. We are inviting the special spirit of this season in which includes Thanksgiving. If we had Thanksgiving music we would listen to it. Listening to Christmas music right now doesn't make me want to put up a tree already it just makes me feel thankful. (:
11/1/2010 2:17:07 PM
Maggie United States
Maggie
Way to early!! I love Christmas music, but haven't you ever heard the saying "familiarity breeds contempt"!! Keep it fresh! Please wait till after Thanksgiving!!
11/1/2010 2:17:10 PM
Grace Mae United States
Grace Mae
Hi Scott and Kelli!

Sorry Scott but I am with Kelli.

I'm with you girl. I love Christmas!
I have a nativity I keep out all year.
Mom and I if we use our fake tree or even a real tree we keep it up sometimes until March.
Play all the Christmas songs you want.
11/1/2010 2:18:09 PM
Kristy United States
Kristy
I was looking for Christmas music today. Usually I can find one station that does Christmas music non-stop starting Nov.1 Yes Halloween is over and Thanksgiving isn't here yet, but what more should we be thankfull for than the BIRTH of OUR LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. I understand those who don't want it all day long, but for me it gets me in the mood for Christmas gradually instead of Cramming Christmas in less than a month after Thanksgiving. I like to take my time and enjoy Christmas so maybe like others have been saying lets start with 1 Christmas Song a hour, then we can move to more the closer we get.
11/1/2010 2:18:51 PM
Ricardo Valencia United States
Ricardo Valencia
it is good to play some christmas music.
11/1/2010 2:18:55 PM
Christmas Lover!!! United States
Christmas Lover!!!
It's never too early for Christmas music, and Scott, pumpkin flavored goodies are meant for Christmas also, so Kelli wouldn't have to give up her Pumpkin lattes.  
11/1/2010 2:19:04 PM
Amanda United States
Amanda
Don't think it's too early as long as its not an all the time thing. Most people don't like that and I respect that. But for me, it's an all year thing. It's my "pick me up" when I'm down. CHRISTmas is my favorite time of year. So I am all for listening to a CHRISTmas song.
11/1/2010 2:19:36 PM
Jonathan United States
Jonathan
it is too early. the earliest to contemplate christmas is in the traditional 4 sunday period prior to christmas called advent. Oh, and egg nog with pumpkin pie spice mix is awesome! besides, for some the christmas season is way too commercialized away from its true meaning like other real Holy days, which makes me sick. also, for some the christmas season is quite depressing.
11/1/2010 2:19:37 PM
Margie United States
Margie
It is never to early to play Christmas music.  We need to hear about his love all the time.  I play Christmas music all year long in my vechicle.  I start playing Christmas music around the first full moon after the autumn equinox, that is a high holiday for those who worship Satan.  What better way to tell Satan he lost and we win.  





































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11/1/2010 2:21:12 PM
Nancy Wood United States
Nancy Wood
My husband has put a boundary on when we can decorate. (i did a Christmas in September 20 years ago that i never took down and he has stood firm with the November 1st date since !!!)  Christmas is the spirit of unconditional love and this is just the time we get to shout it out.  I can never get enough of it. ( for I live it out all the year through. )  I do not get caught up in the "commercialism" grumbling for that is not what I want to pay attention to.  Yet i have found that individuals really like all the stops to come out after Thanksgiving-- so that is how I give to them, just little pieces after November 1st until after Thanksgiving.  After that it is Christmas all the way-- but in my house, I have started to decorate and i have all my CD's out and playing
11/1/2010 2:21:32 PM
Carleen Long United States
Carleen Long
I think you should start playing Christmas music.  I am like Kelly we don't get to enjoy it enough.  I start decorating my home for Christmas this week!
11/1/2010 2:22:01 PM
Jeni H. United States
Jeni H.
I think it's wayyyyyyyyyy to early for Christmas music ! We already don't give Thanksgiving enough exposure. I listen to a radio drama about the first Thanksgiving celebration every year, maybe Kelli you should look into doing something like that. We shouldn't start playing Christmas music until the day after Thanksgiving. Hearing the same stuff for a whole month is a little much. I'm with you Scott. Don't cave on this one! ! Love listening to you.    
11/1/2010 2:22:44 PM
Robin Bell United States
Robin Bell
No, it is not too early.  I start on Halloween every year.  A little each week!  Go ahead and start playing.  Thanks.  No, decorations though.
11/1/2010 2:22:58 PM
Jen E United States
Jen E
It is nver too early to sing, shout or otherwise celebrate the birth or our Savior!!!  Bring on the Christmas tunes.  And I want my choice of Pumpkin Spice or Egg Nog Lattes in Oct, Nov and Dec!!!!
11/1/2010 2:22:59 PM
Nicole D United States
Nicole D
I'm a dreaded "December Baby."  Every year I lose my birthday due to Christmas.  I alway end up with people saying "No, no I didn't forget.  Its a Christmas\birthday gift."  Don't take away my Thanksgiving too!  Haven't I lost enough!!
11/1/2010 2:23:19 PM
Parker United States
Parker
Kelli's right. Christmas is a wonderful time and music should be playing.
11/1/2010 2:24:42 PM
Robin Bell United States
Robin Bell
Kelli is right.  I start playing Christmas music every year on Halloween.  No decorations though.
11/1/2010 2:24:55 PM
Brooke United States
Brooke
PLAY THE CHRISTMAS MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!! We LOVE it!
11/1/2010 2:25:00 PM
David United States
David
It's way too early to jump into Christmas season. It'd be ridiculous to start playing Christmas music exclusively right now. But it NEVER hurts to throw a Christmas song or two into the mix. We're Christians...why shouldn't we be able to randomly celebrate Jesus' birth for three or four minutes, even in the middle of July?

Kelli, play the song.
11/1/2010 2:25:04 PM
Denise United States
Denise
  A Detroit station plays Christmas music starting November 1st until Christmas is over. ONLY Christmas music. It's not a Christian station either.  I think they started doing that the year that Dearborn got the okay to play those eerie Muslim calls loudly all over town several times a day.
11/1/2010 2:25:16 PM
Dalynn United States
Dalynn
It is too early to start Christmas music, wait till thanksgiving to start playing Christmas music and play it longer into the New Year like to the middle to end of January.
11/1/2010 2:25:38 PM
Shayna walker United States
Shayna walker
It is not to early, my tree is up and stockings are hung. We put up our tree every Halloween weekend, It started because we don't celerbrate Halloween.
11/1/2010 2:26:21 PM
Carol United States
Carol
NO NO NO No Christmas music until after Thanksgiving.

Thanks
Carol
11/1/2010 2:27:11 PM
Karen United States
Karen
Yes! It's definitely too early. I agree with Scott that we need to enjoy Thanksgiving fully; then, once we're totally grateful, and know what we're thankful for, let's dive into Christmas songs!

Also, I think it makes it more special to wait so that the month leading up to Christmas is extra special because it's the only time we hear those treasured songs!
Thanks!
11/1/2010 2:27:13 PM
Richard Pope United States
Richard Pope
Play them!!! Christmas isn't about commercialization but celebrating Christ birth. Most people have a different attitude during the holidays and that comes and goes way to fast for me. Make it last as long as possible.
11/1/2010 2:27:26 PM
Randy United States
Randy
It is too early for Christmas music.  I agree with Scott's on air justification.  If I hear Christmas music before Thanksgiving, I will change the station.
11/1/2010 2:28:25 PM
Steve United States
Steve
Is it to early for chocolate? Come on! Don't be silent with the Silent Night!!
11/1/2010 2:28:47 PM
Donna United States
Donna
I think it is too early to sing about Christmas music. I love Christmas music in its season. And sometimes all year round too, but Christmas music belongs with Christmas.
11/1/2010 2:29:05 PM
Rich United States
Rich
Personally I think the we should wait until after Thanksgiving for Christmas music.  But then jI work in retail and we already have most of our Chirstmas stuff out for the customers
11/1/2010 2:29:48 PM
maggie United States
maggie
its never to early for x-mas music,,,i have a friend in utah he has his treee up all year round,,,,so i would say never to early for  christmas at all and u should start playing some now,,,
11/1/2010 2:30:00 PM
Hollie United States
Hollie
Start the Christmas music! I can listen to it anytime. "Mary did you know" is my fav- makes me cry every time I hear it.
11/1/2010 2:30:33 PM
Monica Wright United States
Monica Wright
I like Kelly cannot wait for Halloween to be over in order to get down to Thanksgiving and Christmas Business (my favorite, my favorite)I too absolutely Love Christmas music it puts me in the same mood spring puts most other people in, BUT....I think there are so many great songs that you play that make us "Thankful" and we need to hear that, so I think we should wait untill after Thanksgiving to listen to Christmas music. Thank You to both of you. Love, Monica(patiently waiting)SmileSmileSmile
11/1/2010 2:30:39 PM
Amye United States
Amye
Yes to Christmas Music! If you're looking for a Thanksgiving song, though, . . . "How Could I Ask For More" by Cindy Morgan
11/1/2010 2:31:49 PM
Brenda United States
Brenda
It is way too early to start listening to Christmas music. I love Christmas but it is too early to start listening to the music. I will get sick of listening to it by December if it starts now.
11/1/2010 2:32:01 PM
Ron United States
Ron
Christmas songs should be played anytime of the year because it marks the event of all time. The birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I might get sick of the Christmas season because of the how the world commercializes it, but I am never tired of praising my Savior in songs about His birth, His death or just His awesomeness.
11/1/2010 2:32:45 PM
Maria United States
Maria
Yes, it is definitely too early for Christmas music.  If a radio station plays Christmas music before Thanksgiving, I boycott listening to that station until December.  Playing music this ealier is giving into the "commercialization/materialization" of Christmas taking away from its true focus.  All these stations start playing music early and then stop on Dec. 26th.  I would rather hear the music the week after Christmas until New Year's.  That is when a lot of families are still celebrating.  Don't play it.  Keep playing the inspirational Christian music.  Enough stations play Christmas music, you are the only Contempory Christian station we have in our area.
11/1/2010 2:32:51 PM
Joe Rich United States
Joe Rich
I realy think that we should stick to the latergical calander on this. When you open the first day on the advent calander, then you can start the Christmas music. Don't get me wrong. I sing to beat the band and drown out the chours when it comes to carols, but not till then. Sorry Kelli Smile
11/1/2010 2:33:26 PM
Donna - from SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS United States
Donna - from SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
I absolutely love Christmas, it is my favorite time of year, very magical and beautiful. But like everything else, there is always the possibility of ruining it with too much.  You know the old saying, "too much of a good thing is bad!"  I believe by starting the Christmas music early it somewhat desensitizes everyone to what makes Christmas...well..CHRISTMAS!
11/1/2010 2:33:26 PM
suzanne United States
suzanne
Please don't spoil Christmas by playing Christmas music too early. It just dilutes the specialness of the season. Let Christmas have its own time & space and not weeks & weeks of hype. Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with all the traditions, then move into Christmas. That's what makes the magic and mystery that is the coming of our Lord, baby Jesus.
11/1/2010 2:34:17 PM
M DeHaan United States
M DeHaan
Very Good Question Being Asked!

I answer Yes it is way to early!...Do we start wearing christmas sweaters yet?...Do we start drinking EggNog yet?...Do we start eating candy canes yet?...Is it snowing yet?(To you midwest peeps)...Have you sent ur letters to Santa yet?...Has the best christmas movie ever, been on TV yet? (The Christmas Story)...Until all that stuff starts up let me listen to the hot list that plays right now! Thanx a million! Smile

ps Happy Turkey Day in 24 days!!
11/1/2010 2:34:58 PM
Kristen Zeman United States
Kristen Zeman
No, it is WAY too early for Christmas!  If I hear Christmas music before Thanksgiving, I will also change the station.  Please, no.
11/1/2010 2:35:34 PM
Kevin Zylka United States
Kevin Zylka
I live in WI and Fall/Winter is my favorite time of year!  I get to witness the change in colors and how beautiful that is.  Then we slid into Christmas and the joy that brings!  However, I REFUSE to listen to christmas music before Thanksgiving.  In fact, I will not listen to radio stations who choose to play before Thanksgiving.  I did receive some grief from my wife and kids for a while, but they now see the light too.  The minute Thanksgiving is over I allow Christmas music in the car and the house.  I am from the mindset to be thankful during Thanksgiving.  We have a month or two to celebrate Christmas.  
11/1/2010 2:36:37 PM
Kristen United States
Kristen
Oops, I meant it is too early for Christmas music.
11/1/2010 2:36:59 PM
maria sosa United States
maria sosa
I like to spend Thanksgiving with my Christmas ornaments all over my house the fire place on my christmas music epecially hearing Bing Crosby White Christmas never to early for Christmas
11/1/2010 2:37:14 PM
Judy McGrane United States
Judy McGrane
I'm with you Scott, I really really love Christmas music and I want to hear it constantly the day after Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving and Christmas and think they should have their own special time, separate. Love you guys.
11/1/2010 2:37:46 PM
Brenda United States
Brenda
its too early. if you start now you are sick of them by christmas.
11/1/2010 2:38:09 PM
Cheryl Hush United States
Cheryl Hush
Yes,go ahead and play some.I love Christmas music all the time.
11/1/2010 2:48:02 PM
Michele United States
Michele
That just made my day!!  O Holy Night is my very favorite christmas song!! Play it again!!!
11/1/2010 2:48:36 PM
Sue United States
Sue
never to early to play Christmas music!
11/1/2010 2:48:40 PM
Darla Kraft United States
Darla Kraft
That was beautiful to hear the Christmas song.  I'm more excited for Christmas now.  Thanks
11/1/2010 2:49:20 PM
Cheryl Saylor United States
Cheryl Saylor
It's never too early for Christmas music!
11/1/2010 2:50:46 PM
Corrinna Hodges United States
Corrinna Hodges
It is never too early for Christmas music!! I have no problem listening to Christmas music while preparing for Thanksgiving...one doesn't cancel out the other!
11/1/2010 2:50:46 PM
Ira Richmond United States
Ira Richmond
I think that it's too early.  We have to go through Thanksgiving before we get to the celebration.  So I say let's give thanks first then celebrate.  We don't eat the meal first then give thanks for it to we?  Let's keep Thanksgiving and Christmas for their own time please.
11/1/2010 2:51:10 PM
Linda United States
Linda
O HOLY NIGHT ROCKED!!!! KELLIE!!!  AWESOME PICK!  THAT WILL BE THE FIRST SONG OF THE SEASON FOR 2010 FOR MOST OF US AND WHAT A SONG IT WAS!!!

THANKS!  IT ROCKED!!! AT LEAST IT DID AT MY HOUSE THE NEIGHBORS HAD TO OF HEARD IT!!! =)

LINDA
SANTA ROSA, CA
11/1/2010 2:51:13 PM
Cheryl United States
Cheryl
I love to hear Christmas music all year around; the Christmas season is way too short as it is!  It's always a great thing to be reminded of what Christmas really should be about; so my vote would be to start playing a variety of Christmas songs now to help everyone remember what Christmas is REALLY about:  it's about showing God's love to everyone all year long; not only in December!
11/1/2010 2:51:26 PM
Christine Reichert United States
Christine Reichert
A local "Christian" Cincinnati radio station prides itself in starting Christmas songs earlier than any other station in hopes someone tunes in after Christmas. Their songs include Santa Claus is Coming to Town and other songs that have nothing to do with Christ. I dread November 1st and no longer listen to them since they start on November 1. Please don't make the same mistake because I have KLove 24-7 throughout the house and backyard via my stereo in addition to my car radio. I like Christmas but first off it's too early and second off, no Santa Claus, please. It took me forever to figure out how to comment.
11/1/2010 2:51:27 PM
Steve United States
Steve
Im in West Virginia, last nights low was 27, tonight it's supposted to be 29.... ITS BEGINING TO LOOK ALOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!! Bring on the carols!
11/1/2010 2:51:29 PM
Doug United States
Doug
Kelli and Scott,
For many decades, it is understood that the Christmas season does not start until the Country Club Plaza turns on their Christmas lights @ 7:15pm Thanksgiving night.  Anyone within 100 miles of KC could be run out of the country if caught turning on lights or playing Christmas music prior to that.
I always have KLOVE streaming into my office and heard "Oh Holy Night".
I have to tell you, everything is going crazy here in KC now!  Businesses and schools are closing!  There's a run on banks and grocery stores!  Oh, the humanity!
11/1/2010 2:51:30 PM
Patrick Baker United States
Patrick Baker
In my opinion it is WAY to early to be listening to Christmas music. wait until Thanksgiving is over. Until then you could just play the usual.
I hate it when the radio goes to Christmas music so early. For everyone's sake don't...
11/1/2010 2:52:21 PM
Lori United States
Lori
The birth of Christ is the most amazing day in history.  Why is it only "proper" to reflect on this day one season of the year?  As far as mixing the seasons up, don't Thanksgiving and Christmas kind of go hand in hand anyway?  I for one am "Thankful" for the birth of Christ. I'm with Kelli...I will be putting up my Christmas decorations soon and love to hear the Christmas music!
11/1/2010 2:52:30 PM
Dee Dee Dunda United States
Dee Dee Dunda
NO it is not too early! I could listen to Christmas music all year long!!! We need to remember what Christmas is all about, so who would not want to celebrate his birth year round!
11/1/2010 2:53:25 PM
Dina United States
Dina
I love Jesus every day of the year, but I don't love Christmas music but one month of the year.  It's just not right Smile  For those of you who enjoy it, blast it on your ipod or your computer, but don't make the rest of us listen until we are ready.  This has been an interesting topic.  I thought only my friends and I "fussed" about this subject.
11/1/2010 2:54:05 PM
Theresa United States
Theresa
It is never too early to listen to Christmas music- we put our decorations up the 2nd week of Nov and no it does not take away from Thanksgiving- it reminds us even more what we are thankful for---Jesus coming to this earth.

Theresa
11/1/2010 2:54:19 PM
PAM United States
PAM
SORRY KELLI, I LOVE CHRISTMAS MUSIC ALSO.BUT THE POOR PILGRIMS AND INDIANS GET LOOKED OVER EVERY YEAR.IAM THANKFUL FOR ALL. LITTLE TOO EARLY FOR ME MAYBE MID NOV LOVE YOU ALL AND THANKS FOR ALL YOU ALL DO AT KLOVE YOUR SUCHA BLESSING.
11/1/2010 2:55:37 PM
Pam Goodchild United States
Pam Goodchild
Nooooooooooooooo!!!!!!  Way too early for Christmas music.  Why must we RUSH everything?  Part of the magic of Christmas when I was a child was the season and the anticipation.  I still enjoy that magic and I love Christmas music.  But there's such a thing as too much of a good thing, and it's really disappointing to be sick of Christmas songs by the end of November!
11/1/2010 2:56:44 PM
anna young
anna young
well scott... i'll have to go with kelli on this one!! bring on the CHRISTmas music!!!!!!!!!
11/1/2010 2:57:08 PM
Joe Ronk United States
Joe Ronk
I demand a re-count.  I had strange looks when you played that Christmas song.  And if they stop my pumpkin spice latte and switch to egg nog too soon, then you Kelli would have ruined my birthday!! (comes in the week of thanksgiving)
11/1/2010 2:58:34 PM
Heather United States
Heather
I agree with Scott, I think it is too early. I prefer to wait til at least 1 day after Thanksgiving to dig out the Christmas decorations and Christmas music. Otherwise I get tired of it to by Christmas. Last year we had a lady at work that played it 8 hours a day from thanksgiving til Christmas and I got tired of it really fast.
11/1/2010 2:59:02 PM
Juan Aguiar United States
Juan Aguiar
I think that it is a bit too early for Christmas music. i think that the way times are today we seem to be in a hurry for things to come. Much of anticipation has been lost thanks to retailers. I feel that after Thanksgiving is when a tree should be put up, and the music of christmas can fill a home.
11/1/2010 2:59:05 PM
Carla United States
Carla
Uhm...it's too early to listen to Christmas music.  I am a spiritual warrior and I thrive with the Christian music you play and the positive stories your dj's share.  It lifts me up and strengthens my spirit because I get to praise my God with you and through your music.  

But! Since Christmas music is played 24/7 for the 3 weeks prior to the holiday we choose to celebrate Jesus Christ's birthday, ehm... can we hang off of playing Christmas music on November 1st please?

Cheers Laughing
11/1/2010 2:59:38 PM
Hannah Bolner United States
Hannah Bolner
Kelli, I'm going to agree with Scott on this one. It's too early for Christmas music! Sadly, it's still short sleeve weather down here in MS.
I have an idea though: why don't you play some songs to make us think about being grateful (which is a theme of Thanksgiving and Christmas). We have so much to be thankful for (Christ's love for us, our families, great music), and the theme of "thanks" can be found in countless Christian songs.
In about a month, I'll be happy to get on the Christmas music bandwagon!
11/1/2010 3:03:07 PM
anna young
anna young
well sorry abt your birthday joe! but i think its never too early to celebrate jesus' birth!
11/1/2010 3:06:26 PM
Terry Griffith United States
Terry Griffith
It is never the wrong time for Christmas music!!!
We have to put up with garbage from the media and the rest of the world, why shouldn't we (as Christians) celebrate the greatest holiday period whenever and wherever we want.  The church that I preach at has had a Christmas in July each of the last three years.  In the Texas panhandle, July can be very hot and frustrating, so why not break up the dog days of summer with Christmas in July!
Every body buys a little gift for $5 and we meet at the church Sunday evening, exchange gifts, and watch a good Christmas movie.  This year for Sunday morning, we had chamber music (a cello, two violins, and two violas). They played Christmas carols for 15 minutes before the worship service, during offering and communion, and then for the multiple of Christmas Hymns that we sang for the worship service, itself.  You talk about making it extremely special, it was unbelieveable!!!!  Everyone loved our Christmas in July this year.  I really have no idea how we might have any chance of trying to improve on it for next year.  Christmas 365 days of the year--
after all, without that birth, there are no Christians, no Christian music, and ya'll would be working probably for a heathen--or a Jew!
  
11/1/2010 3:09:09 PM
Kelly United States
Kelly
No! Start playing the Christmas music ASAP! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
11/1/2010 3:09:37 PM
Doug Parsons United States
Doug Parsons
Why do we give Thanksgiving such little credit as a holiday? Don't you think the same God we celebrate at Christmas would appreciate that we set time aside to give Him thanks for all His Grace to us?

See, for me it's not that its too early for Christmas. The problem is we don't see Thanksgiving as the important day it is.

Every year we think how nice it would be to make Christmas everyday of the year. Every day would be more like Christmas if we first made every day Thanksgiving.

Love Y'all!
Doug
11/1/2010 3:10:51 PM
marie United States
marie
i say no its not to early!!! LOL   ;)
11/1/2010 3:16:11 PM
Sam Lovejoy United States
Sam Lovejoy
[Sing the lyrics]:  It's beginning to look a lot like CHRISTmas!!!

I've been playing Christmas music since June when my brothers, sister and I set in stone our plan to have Christmas together this year with our families!  This hasn't happened in 20 years!  I'm so excited that I had to break out the Christmas music-- especially TSO!
11/1/2010 3:21:39 PM
Eilene United States
Eilene
Hi Scott & Kelli!
It is a little bit of a disadvantage to be listening to all of this talk, with Christmas music being played on a different radio station in another part of the office, wishing I could voice my opinion on this poll. I don't have the liberty to use the computer for personal messages during work hours, therefore, I was unable to vote!
If there were as many new Christmas songs written, as there were Christmas songs rearranged, that would be one thing, however, there seems to be only so many Christmas songs written, just rearranged. When you hear the same songs over & over & over, you (I) begin to not like them.
Had I been able to vote, I would have asked to please wait.
Thank you!
Love you, KLOVE
Sincerely,
Eilene
11/1/2010 3:23:59 PM
Lin Haffly United States
Lin Haffly
Way to early for Christmas music.

Kelli, I agree with Scott on this one
11/1/2010 3:30:16 PM
scott phillips United States
scott phillips
I started listening to Christmas  songs last week.  I recall family since past on, and it makes me calm and feel at home.  We move often (Military).  I missed 2 Christmas seasons at home for deployment....I will be home this year, I am ready for the music anytime....
11/1/2010 3:35:14 PM
Kristin United States
Kristin
It is definately not too early for Christmas music. If you really think about it, we don't know the exact date that Jesus was born anyway. He could have been born in May and it was just cool out that night. I think Christmas music is as good in any month as it is in December. I mean, I wouldn't go full Christmas music yet, because the normal music is still important and wonderful to listen to, but it is not to early to start.
11/1/2010 3:36:04 PM
Kendra Copenhaver United States
Kendra Copenhaver
No!!! It's WAY to early to play Christmas music!! We need to focus on Thanksgiving first!! I think that the day After Thanksgiving, we should start the Christmas season. If we start playing Christmas music now, we will be sick of it by the time the ACTUAL season is here. I'm sorry Kelli, but I'm with Scott on this one!
11/1/2010 3:38:21 PM
Gabby Mullins United States
Gabby Mullins
I definitely agree with Kelli!  I would listen to Christmas music all year if I could.  I think it is too early for Christmas decorations, but definitely not Christmas music!  I <3 Christmas!
11/1/2010 3:39:03 PM
Kasey Scott United States
Kasey Scott
Ok. So I think that its fine to listen to Christmas music any time of the year. We are celebrating Christ's birth and I think its ok to think about it more than for just a few weeks in a whole year! I think we should celebrate Christmas and Easter all year long, so why not listen to Christmas music? Its just another way of praising the Lord. So I'm with you on this one Kelly.
11/1/2010 3:43:53 PM
Kristen United States
Kristen
Scott, I still appreciate and celebrate Thanksgiving all month long but still listen to Christmas music, last year I posted something I was thankful for each day during the month of November on my facebook page.  This year I will do the same... BUT I still listen to Christmas music all during the month of November and December and sometimes even January.  Kelli is right there is not enough time between Thanksgiving and Christmas to really celebrate the birth of Christ through music!  I love it and I love the holidays.... Thanksgiving and Christmas alike!
11/1/2010 3:47:04 PM
Tiffany Parliament United States
Tiffany Parliament
Scott, I'm from a little town in Minnesota called Jackson.  Not sure if you've heard of it. Smile So, even though you are a fellow Blue Jay, I'm going to have to side with Kelli!  I now live in Montana and the snow flies early here, so the Christmas music usually comes out when the first flakes appear (which was a couple weeks ago).  I love the peacefulness the Christmas season brings, so I have no problem extending it a couple months.  Play those Christmas toons, Kelli!  Maybe Scott drank too much lake water when growing up...  (I kid with love).
11/1/2010 3:54:57 PM
shawn talley United States
shawn talley
NO, It's not to early to listen to Christmas music. You have to remember that Christmas starts with CHRIST. So, it's NEVER to early to celebrate Jesus's B-Day. It's more than a season, it's a spiritual connection with The LORD Him self. NOW LET'S PLAY SOME CHRISTMAS MUSIC.
11/1/2010 3:56:57 PM
Kathy Foxen United States
Kathy Foxen
Personally, I feel it's too early for the Christmas music! I think we should fully enjoy Thanksgiving before we bring out the Christmas goodies...
However, I am guilty of beginning Christmas way before Thanksgiving last year. My tree was up and decorated. Instead of dreading the Christmas decor tear-down, I couldn't wait for the day after Christmas to do it! Wow! What a great idea...So, if the decor is up...definitely put on the music as well.
11/1/2010 4:03:18 PM
Karen Porterfield United States
Karen Porterfield
Yes, I think it is too early for Christmas music. Let Thanksgiving have its time. The day after Thanksgiving is soon enough, and then a nice mix of regular music and Christmas music. Say 3 regular to 1 Christmas would be nice. Thanks for asking!
11/1/2010 4:12:42 PM
tom United States
tom
let kelly listern to all the christmas music she wants if mama not happy nobody happy
11/1/2010 4:14:19 PM
andrew youngdale United States
andrew youngdale
it's too eary for christmas music and i love it but i like the music right now. can't you wait till the first day of snow that is when it should play it or when it comes to the christmas time. give me worship now and christmas when the time comes
11/1/2010 4:20:13 PM
Keila United States
Keila
I Think it is never to early to put Christmas music on that is what me and my sister think... but my mother says that she only likes it when its near Christmas I don't agree I love Christmas and especially Christmas music so bring the Christmas music.
11/1/2010 4:28:00 PM
Debbie United States
Debbie
Kelly, I am with you. I have Christmas music on my Ipod and listen to it at work. I could listen all year long. Start playing now. Say, one every hour to start.
11/1/2010 4:29:25 PM
Stacy United States
Stacy
I vote too early...
Though I love them (and some times I catch myself singing them mid summer), but usually by mid December, I get really sick of them because they get played way too much...
11/1/2010 4:31:33 PM
Kassie United States
Kassie
It's not too early for Christmas music!  Years ago I made my own "rule" for Christmas music ~ I can start playing it on October 25th if I want to and ignore all those who think I am crazy! : )
11/1/2010 4:32:50 PM
Ashley United States
Ashley
i am a big fan of christmas because its when we celebrate Jesus's b-day i think we should get as much christmas music in as we can the three weeks in dec is just not enough you go Kelli tell everyone  i just love klove so glade its here god bless you all
11/1/2010 4:45:56 PM
Pamela Joy United States
Pamela Joy
I love Christmas music......I suggest a compromise.....play 2-3 in the morning and 2-3 on the afternoon....that way we all are blessed.;)
11/1/2010 4:47:52 PM
Erin United States
Erin
You have a vote Kelli!! I love Christmas music! like if you could play one song every other hour, that would awsome. Smile One of my teachers has been counting down the amount of school days till Christmas break and today it was 34! Thats like a little over a month so why not start playing the Christmas music. My favorite traditional song is Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, then my most recent song is by Steven Curtis Chapman, All I Want For Christmas. It makes me want to cry! Sorry Scott, but...BRING ON THE CHRISTMAS MUSIC!!!! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
11/1/2010 4:53:52 PM
ashley United States
ashley
HOW is Christmas music that K-Love plays, ANY different from what is played every day?? We are thanking Jesus for his life, no matter at what age (infant or adult)???
11/1/2010 4:56:10 PM
nea United States
nea
I love Christmas just as much as the next person but, it is too early.  A lot of us have financial problems and when Christmas comes around all we can do is stress out.  I think we need to wait at least until Thanksgiving is over.
11/1/2010 5:28:39 PM
Denise United States
Denise
I also love Christmas music. I was in my car and heard the Christmas song and was very happy to hear it. It's never to early for Christmas music
11/1/2010 5:29:08 PM
Iris United States
Iris
YES IT IS TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EARLY TO PLAY CHRISTMAS MUSIC even if my dad's birth day on Christmas but we should wait until thanksgiving is over my brother birth day is on thanksgiving he said that they want to skip his birth day and go strait to Christmas
11/1/2010 5:35:31 PM
Robert United States
Robert
I believe it is too early... I know I love Christmas and Christmas songs... but not yet.
11/1/2010 5:37:45 PM
Emily United States
Emily
Too early I'm still knee deep in halloween candy
11/1/2010 5:37:46 PM
Laura United States
Laura
YES! It's definitely too early to listen to Christmas music. I totally agree with Scott that Thanksgiving deserves it's own time of recognition. We don't decorate until December 1st. November is for Thanksgiving and December is Christmas. Less is more.
11/1/2010 5:38:57 PM
Amalia Becker United States
Amalia Becker
Hey Scott, Just wanted to let you know that Thanksgiving is an invented tradition! There is NO historical research to suggest that the Pilgrims and the Native Americans actually celebrated a feast together. So, Christmas can begin as soon as it wants. There will be no messing with our "history."
11/1/2010 5:39:16 PM
Yana United States
Yana
Yes you should play Christmas music. I think it will lift our spirit with joy and love earlier and we will be more cheerful. To make it fair for all of us you guys can play about 5 a day or more.
Smile Yeah to Christmas Music!
11/1/2010 5:39:36 PM
Staci Reisinger United States
Staci Reisinger
It is never too early to start celebrating the birth of our beloved savior. I like to do it year round. He has done so much for me and the least I can do is thank God for giving us His son everyday.
11/1/2010 5:39:52 PM
Scott Wilburn United States
Scott Wilburn
HI, Im up in Kodiak Alaska.  I think you should start gradually playing some Christmas music.  We got our first snow last night, YAAH!!  and just to help change the mood over to the holiday seasons coming up a little bit of Christmas/ holiday/ thanksgiving songs could help.  Along with it dark up here right now, so bright music helps get us through the long dark winter.

Thanks Keep up the good work, I love  you guys!!!
11/1/2010 5:40:07 PM
sue United States
sue
Day after Thanksgiving just like what I grew up with the Christmas tree, the music the count down!!I love Christmas and everything about it to Glorify our King!! I do and should start working on the Christmas cards tho I alway start too late and every year say I am going to start earlier this is the year!! Michael W and his 1st Christmas CD is it for me followed by Happy Birthday Jesus by BTC!!
11/1/2010 5:41:17 PM
Tom United States
Tom
It is Advent in the Church calendar, however I don't think going wall-to-wall christmas music before Thanksgiving is good idea.  How about one christmas song every couple of hours and slowly increasing the frequency up until Advent is over?
11/1/2010 5:45:38 PM
Brooke United States
Brooke
Not too early too me! Love listening to it!
11/1/2010 5:45:55 PM
Alexa Moore United States
Alexa Moore
I think christmas music before Thanksgiving is awsome! So i have to agree with Kelly
11/1/2010 5:46:01 PM
Tom S. United States
Tom S.
Its way too early unless you want your listeners to be sick of Christmas music before December. Wait until after Thanksgiving to play that music.   Also Scott I am doing the no shave November.  Mine is going to be a mini beard!
11/1/2010 5:48:22 PM
Roshelle United States
Roshelle
Really?  One of the things that makes me dread this time of year is that we go from no acknowledgement of Jesus for 10 months to 24/7 Christmas.  Everywhere a person turns they are bombarded with Christmas (usually -Jesus) and it is all commercial HATE IT HATE IT HATE IT!!  Why can't we play Christmas music in every month of the year instead of only a few weeks a year 24/7? As for before Thanksgiving - NO!!!
11/1/2010 6:32:32 PM
Susan in Brandon, MS United States
Susan in Brandon, MS
My 9 year old daughter heard your poll question and said, "It is NOT too early to play Christmas Music.  The message is so beautiful."

I agree.  If we wait until after Thanksgiving then we only have 3 or 4 weeks to listen to Christmas Music.  That is not enough time!!  We are THANKFUL and BLESSED that Jesus came in the first place, so it fits for this time of year.  

Bring on the Christmas Music!!!!!
11/1/2010 6:37:08 PM
Jeff United States
Jeff
One Christmas song an hour from here on through til the day after Christmas. People can then play as little or as much as they want in the privacy of the home, car, etc.
Kelli, you should go to the Philippines during Christmas. They have no Thanksgiving & celebrate Christmas during the months of "ber" (Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec) with Christmas music on the radio 24/7, handmade decorations with the family, caroling, etc.  Christmas Eve at midnight is the fireworks to welcome in Christmas & then the eating & festivities begin with friends & family all through the night into the day.  A really nice time!
11/1/2010 7:01:53 PM
William United States
William
Please wait on the Christmas music.  All the music that is played should be about Jesus.  Let's keep the Christmas specific music for closer to the holiday.  And then please leave out the Santa Claus and snowman stuff.
11/1/2010 7:32:41 PM
Eric United States
Eric
Bring On the Christmas Music!
By the way does anyone know who the artist was of the chirstmas  song they played?
Thanks
11/1/2010 7:39:15 PM
Lori United States
Lori
Yes, it is too early for Christmas music and anything else Christmas.  I think we should be a little more focused on being Thankful (Thanksgiving) before the "Gimme" season (Christmas) begins.
11/1/2010 7:48:02 PM
Reid United States
Reid
It's WAYYYY too early 4 Christmas songs!  Wait until after Thanksgiving!!!!!!
11/1/2010 8:27:28 PM
Jerry Stubblefield United States
Jerry Stubblefield
I LOVE Christmas music, but if it starts this early, I will be sick of it by Christmas!  Please wait until the day after Thanksgiving!  Thank you!
11/1/2010 8:29:10 PM
Kimberly G. United States
Kimberly G.
Although I have already gotten my iPod ready for Christmas and I am wholly looking forward to the Christmas season, I would probably wait until the day of Thanksgiving to bring out the Christmas stuff(that's when me, my mom, and my dad put up all the Christmas decorations).
11/1/2010 8:30:31 PM
Margaret United States
Margaret
I love Christmas music but I believe playing it before Thanksgiving takes away from the celebration of Thanksgiving.  We should focus on one holiday at a time so we can truly cherish each meaningful holiday.  To me, starting Christmas celebrations before Thanksgiving downplays the joy of this truly wonderful holiday where we are expected to do nothing more than be thankful for what we have and to share it with those we love. The day after thanksgiving should be the official season start of Christmas.
11/1/2010 8:38:07 PM
alisha United States
alisha
i love christmas music!! but i have a question what christmas song did yall play today it was a new one something about one last christmas?? whats the name and who sings it plzz
11/1/2010 9:40:24 PM
Adriana Balandran United States
Adriana Balandran
But of course!  I wanted to start in July and my family won't let me.  I sneak it in every so often.  Forget about all the gift giving!  Focus on CHRIST in Christmas and you will never have enough of it!

I say "YES"!

11/2/2010 5:34:12 AM
Susanna Del Llano United States
Susanna Del Llano
I vote YES, i absolutely Love Christmas music!!!!!
11/2/2010 5:50:21 AM
janice United States
janice
It is not to early.  I would love to hear some Christmas music.  I think you should play nothing but Christmas music from now to Christmas. I really enjoy listening to K-Love.
11/2/2010 6:02:40 AM
DAPHANE PRYSE United States
DAPHANE PRYSE
Please play some Christmas music.  I'm not asking to hear it 24 7 but a song here and there would be great!  Thanks and Love you guys!
11/2/2010 6:52:02 AM
Kathy Myles United States
Kathy Myles
Please, do not play Christmas Music right now.  I have stopped listening to two different stations over the years because they started Christmas Music way too early and then on December 26th, still the Christmas Season in the life of the Church.  I would hope that K-Love would not buy into the secularization of the world.  Christmas is about so much more than the glamor and the glitz presented elsewhere.  Even in Christianity, Christmas is the lesser holiday; Easter is the true celebration.  Thanks for listening.
11/2/2010 6:56:17 AM
N.E. United States
N.E.
Yesterday on my way home from work I heard the question posted about playing Christmas music.  Well I am one of those that truly enjoy listening to Christmas songs all year long. I was very happy to hear WE Won! and my favorite song played. I was only 3 min. away from my house when we had a traffic jam and that helped me to listen and enjoy  " Oh Holy Night".  Also God is good, as the music was playing pollen was everywhere and for a moment it seemed as if it was snowing. Weird but true, So my vote maybe late but I vote for Christmas songs played earlier. Request, can you play one more Christmas song today?
11/2/2010 7:14:24 AM
Jackie United States
Jackie
No no no no no to Christmas music before Thanksgiving!!! I agree with Kathy that I stop listening to stations if they play Christmas music too soon. I like to enjoy my holidays one at a time...let's enjoy Thanksgiving first.
11/2/2010 7:42:23 AM
Bella United States
Bella
It's never too early to play Christmas music! My husband and I both love itSmile
11/2/2010 7:47:34 AM
Virginia duncan United States
Virginia duncan
I love christmas and it's music it is never too early to listen to it but I do thing it can get played too much. If ya'll only play a couple of songs an hour till thanksgiving I think that will be fine.
11/2/2010 7:48:43 AM
Sheri United States
Sheri
When the Christmas song was played I turned the program off.  For a single mother of 4 that has no money for Christmas does not want to hear the music on 11/1 just to remind her of that fact!! It also upset me that you are forgetting our Veterns on 11/11 and skipping Thanksgiving. You're helping the corporate world that has "commercialized" Christmas as well.  The sooner it gets started the more money they can make. PLEASE - let the month of November be for giving Thanks and the month of December for celebrating our Lord and Savior's birth.
11/2/2010 8:17:28 AM
Brooke Funk United States
Brooke Funk
I agree with Scott! After Thanksgiving is when you start Chirstmas, I'm not saying that I don't like Christmas music, I love it, But It's just too early.. (Kelli are you thankful for thanksgiving??)
11/2/2010 9:41:28 AM
Jimmy United States
Jimmy
I think it is too early to be playing Christmas music.  I love Christmas as much as Kelli, but I think Christmas music should not be played until the day after Thanksgiving.  This season is about being thankful for what God has given us.  If KLOVE starts playing Christmas music before Thanksgiving I will stop listening to the station.  I enjoy listening to KLOVe, but please no Christmas music right now.  God Bless!!!
11/2/2010 9:55:24 AM
Amy H. Lammerts United States
Amy H. Lammerts
I would love to hear Christmas music from December 25 through January 3rd or 4th as the time to celebrate is the time between Christmas and New Years.  It seems stations start playing Christmas music so early and then once the big day arrives, it's back to the regular music December 26th.
11/2/2010 10:21:24 AM
Dace Tapley United States
Dace Tapley
Christmas isn't about the commercial aspect of the year it is about the birth of Christ. Playing Christmas music celebrates this so NO it is not too early to start playing it. Also since there isn't a huge selection for thanksgiving music then we have not choice but to listen to Christmas music since this is the only holiday in the fall that comes with its own selection of music. Remember Scott it's not about the holiday but the celebration of Christ birth.
11/2/2010 10:24:27 AM
Dace Tapley United States
Dace Tapley
Corperate America is how the economy will get back on track. If they aren't making money they don't hire. If they don't hire then more people are unemployed. If listening to Christmas music helps Corperate America start making money sooner than more people get jobs and we can server two purposes. Recognize and give thanks to Jesus and help the jobless.
11/2/2010 10:47:41 AM
Jicelle Sandan United States
Jicelle Sandan
I don't think its too early! In the philippines, where my parents are from, they start celebrating in september! months ending in -er.
Christmas is OUR holiday! I don't think one month does CHRISTmas justice.
11/2/2010 11:04:51 AM
Leandra United States
Leandra
As much I want to start listening to Christmas music now, it is just still too early.  Wait till it is closer to ThanksgivingSmile
11/2/2010 11:36:18 AM
Hitomi Horibe United States
Hitomi Horibe
I would say yes to Kelly if you want to listen Chrismas music. But I need to say all Americans (whoever live in United States) need to know meaning of Thanksgiving. How this historical Holiday is important for Americans. Even I was not born in here, I studied this history and I can see how God prepared this land to be as God's new world. Importance of Thanksgiving is not as just festival of harvest.
11/2/2010 11:44:01 AM
Debbie McCarthy United States
Debbie McCarthy
PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE don't start playing Christmas carols until the day AFTER Thanksgiving.  We often forget to thank our wonderful God for all the incredible blessings he has bestowed on us so let's concentrate THANKSGIVING Day as a reminder.  
11/2/2010 11:59:13 AM
Christmas Every Day! United States
Christmas Every Day!
I didn't get to call in yesterday, but when I hear you say that maybe we should move Thanksgiving, I just had to laugh.  My sisters and I have been wanting to start a petition to do that for several years now!!!  There is never enough time to do everything you want between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Moving it to the first Thursday in November would be great (except there's the election thing so that might not work...)  After all - who would not like to have more time between the two holidays?  

For those who love to shop - more time to do it.  For those who love to procrastinate - you get to wait even longer!  The world is more peaceful, more loving, more generous....all good things to have last a little longer.  To those who Bah Hum Bug...well now you too get a few more weeks to complain.  Retail stores would love it!  Party goers would be thrilled they could get in some more parties.  Christians would have more time to ponder the real meaning of the wonderful time.  Charities would welcome the additional giving.  Congress would love the additional time off.  We'd have more time to bake, cook, eat, wrap presents, don't wrap presents, visit family and those we don't get to see often enough, spend quiet time at home, make memories with family, pack more shoeboxes to send around the world, go to all the special Christmas plays and programs (which we'd have more time to prepare for!), and those of us who LOVE Christmas music....well we just might be able to get our fill of listening to it!  Afterall, what could be better than having a little bit of the joy of Christmas in your heart every day all year long?  Christmas Every Day for me!
11/2/2010 12:19:04 PM
gabrielle United States
gabrielle
its not to early play some christmas songs 3 to 4 times an hour.
11/2/2010 12:52:32 PM
Mim United States
Mim
I love Christmas music, but I'd rather wait until December 1 to start listening to it.  By the same token, who says we have to stop listening to it on December 25?  The holiday season lasts through the New Year!  
11/2/2010 1:13:04 PM
Junebug United States
Junebug
It is too early for Christmas music.  When it's played too early, we become conditioned to it when we do not hear it anymore.  Happy Thanksgiving first!
11/2/2010 1:16:00 PM
BJQ-OH United States
BJQ-OH
Kelli, I am sorry to disagree with you about the Christmas music now.  But it really is to early. The week after Thanksgiving is soon enough for me.  I am not a Ebonezer but lets  wait, OK.
Thanks
11/2/2010 1:31:07 PM
DeeAnn United States
DeeAnn
I love nothing more than Christmas music, but, I agree with Scott, it needs to wait until the day after Thanksgiving.  I feel that Thanksgiving is already the "forgotten" holiday and God so wants us to be Thankful to Him!!
11/2/2010 1:58:15 PM
evonn United States
evonn
KELLI,
it's never to early to listen to christams music! it's been playing in my car since september!!!!
11/2/2010 2:30:02 PM
Tracie Tucker United States
Tracie Tucker
I heard about this last night and I knew I had to respond. I have to agree with Kelli! It is not too early to start playing Christmas music. I have had my Thanksgiving decorations out for a month now, but I am really looking forward to getting up my Christmas decorations. Anyone who knows me knows I am a Christmas fanatic anyway. My dad and I have always decorated outside our house for Christmas since 1988 and it has always been special to me. But when I lost my mom to cancer in September 2006, the only way we coped with it was to look forward to decorating for Christmas. We had that to focus on. So that year instead of decorating for Christmas Thanksgiving weekend like we used to do, I ordered a brand new Christmas tree. We got the tree in the day after Halloween and my dad wanted to put it up the first weekend in November. It was beautiful and the change in tradtion helped us get through an extremely difficult time. My immediate family is very small with both my grandparents and mom had gone on to be with the Lord. This past year has been very challenging along with my dad having a heart attack in July, with which he is still recovering. He was declared clinically dead for 2 to 3 minutes at the hospital before the doctors and nurses got medication in him. So yes, with being a member of my church for 8 years now, and listening to K-Love for 7 years, I would not have been able to make it through what I have. I am so Thankful to have a Savior Jesus Christ that loved all of us so much to die for us so that we can have eternal life with him. You don't know how many people you could be helping get through a difficult time during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, for whatever reason they are going through. Christian music is about Jesus and if it wasn't for His holy birth, we would not have Christmas music. So yes! Keep playing it!!
11/2/2010 6:23:09 PM
Danielle United States
Danielle
I think that Scott is right!Kelli,Women are sopose to always be right.Not on this one.I love Christmas(favorite holiday),but I like it most when it's time.I very muchly love riding down the road looking at peoples Chirstmas lights & listening to Chirstmas music,but it's deffently not time yet.
P.S.-Dont skip the TurkeysSmile
11/2/2010 6:32:54 PM
Tonya United States
Tonya
I think it is too early. Thanksgiving needs to be celebrated.
11/3/2010 4:12:21 AM
Laurie Canada
Laurie
I don't think it is to early for Christmas music. It is a great way to celebrate Jesus.
And for the reason that Scott had about not getting the seasons mixed in because you guys haven't had your Thanksgiving well just remember that some of us have had ours. We had it in October. I am so ready for the joyful sounds of Christmas music.
11/3/2010 9:10:16 AM
Rachelle United States
Rachelle
I think Kelli should play it all the time just to get to Scott Lol. Love the music. Don't be mad Scott
11/3/2010 9:26:29 AM
Jessica United States
Jessica
I personally don't celebrate Halloween as 'Halloween but as the start of Fall and Thanksgiving! So my Fall starts around the time of back to school so by the beginning of November I want Christmas music playing because I am so sick of pumpkins and leaves and all the fall colors! Also here in PA we get snow in November so why not start the festivities! People say that PA is the only state that you can have spring, summer, fall and winter all in the same month! Think about it.... Rain, 70 degree weather, 50 degree weather and mornings so cold that you have frost you have to scrap off your windows before you go to work! Gotta love PA! At least I dont miss anything! Let the Christmas bells ring Kelli!
11/3/2010 9:31:49 AM
Jessica United States
Jessica
Also, Thanksgiving is a time we put aside to give thanks for the harvest, yes! But many of us give thanks to God everyday for everything in our lives and we don't need a special day for it! I am not saying that Thanksgiving is not a holiday to celebrate just that by Thanksgiving I already have my tree ready to be put up after we eat dinner that night and christmas carols playing all day!
11/3/2010 10:35:02 AM
Amanda S United States
Amanda S
I think that you should wait till maybe the week after Thanksgiving! Let's celebrate Thanksgiving first! Every one seems to forget about that. All the stores, etc... I love Chirstmas music! But when it is Christmas time its played that whole time and I'm definetely worn out when Christmas is over. So please hold off for a couple more weeks!! I love you guys! Thx!! God Bless!!!  Smile
11/3/2010 11:17:10 AM
Brenda diZerega United States
Brenda diZerega
I think that it is way to early for Christmas music.  I attend a liturgical church, and we sing and play Advent music between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.  The season of Advent is to prepare our hearts for the coming of our Savior.  We sing Christmas music from Christmas through Epiphany (Jan. 6) to celebrate the twelve days of Christmas, and to recognize the birth of Jesus.
11/3/2010 11:20:22 AM
Ashley United States
Ashley
Please, Please don't start playing Christmas music yet!  I absolutely LOVE you guys, but I would probably have to listen to CD's only for a while until a little closer to Thanksgiving.  I love Christmas and Christmas music but rushing it just takes away from it when Christmas finally comes!  Sorry Kelli, I must agree with Scott.  
11/3/2010 5:33:09 PM
Angie United States
Angie
I love Christmas time. I love bieng in our warm cozy house, when its very snowy and windy out. I love driking hot chocolate with my sisters and watching a holiday movie. And most of all I love playing those good ole Christmas tunes and singing along while baking cookies or a pumkin pie. I say crank up that holiday music, its never to early to early to start celebrating something that bring family and friends together.
11/3/2010 5:36:35 PM
Keila United States
Keila
I Personally love christmas music and i love christmas i know that we still have to go through thanksgiving but maybe give thanksgiving a little christmas tunes to it... me and my sister love christmas music but my mom says that she only likes it the same week of christmas.....
But i say bring on the christmas music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11/3/2010 6:19:59 PM
Phillip United States
Phillip
Kelli, I agree with you.  CHRISTIAN, Christmas songs are the most meaningful, awesome and beautiful songs ever written.  I don't think it is too early to start playing them but many others do so I'm OK with waiting until after Thanksgiving.  However, I do think we are hearing some other songs (Toby Mac in particular) way to often and should try to expand the play list a little more.  
11/3/2010 7:45:00 PM
Brandy United States
Brandy
It is way to early for Christmas music. People overdue Christmas and it had been to comercialized.  Stores have stuff out in september.  By the time Christmas gets here it had lost all of its true meaning.  It has gotten to the point that I almost hate Christmas because of all the people who push Christmas.  Stop Now.  Bring back the true meaning.
11/3/2010 7:49:39 PM
Claudette Henson United States
Claudette Henson
It is NEVER too late for Christmas music!
11/5/2010 1:31:41 PM
Kelly Lumpkin United States
Kelly Lumpkin
If my husband had his way, the tree would be up already.  This time last year, it was!  The guys that work for him cringe when a local secular station plays Christmas music all the time 'cause that's all he will listen to from Thanksgiving to Christmas day.  He absolutely loves this time of year.  AND he loves to go shopping on Black Friday.  I must say that I am truly blessed to have a husband that loves to Christmas shop, listen to the Christmas music and give of himself.  I came home Tuesday with a camo Santa hat and he asked if we were going to put up the tree!!!  My friend had to go and get us 2 more hats, one for him and one for our 13 yr old son.  Hopefully, I'll be able to hold him off for a couple of weeks with the tree and decorations.  
11/5/2010 3:17:35 PM
Ann Porterfield United States
Ann Porterfield
Yes.  It is too early.  It is not as much fun anymore and by December 1, I am sick of it.  Christmas Music like Christmas was created for a special time of the year.  Hearing it so many months early takes the specialness out of it.
11/5/2010 5:22:43 PM
Theresa United States
Theresa
Too early?  I didn't know that celebrating the birth of Christ was ever out of season.  

Bring the music on!
11/5/2010 9:31:37 PM
Tom Rutherford United States
Tom Rutherford
It's too early until we get to December.  Please be sure to play "How Many Kings" by Downhere.  Please?
11/9/2010 8:17:54 PM
Nishana Hamann United States
Nishana Hamann
Yes, it is never too early for Christmas music.!!!!!!!!!!!! Ps. my brother is just dying for Christmas Music as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Smile
11/11/2010 1:00:11 PM
Linda United States
Linda
It is never too early. I could listen to Amy Grant's Breathe of Heaven in July and love it!
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