Holidays are coming sooner despite the calendar days. Not long after school starts we begin to see the retailers pulling out Halloween decorations and as the plastic pumpkins and costumes begin to be bought off the shelves the empty spaces begin to fill with Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations. It is now not unusual to see Christmas items available in the stores before the end of October.
This year the quick availability of Holiday items may be welcomed due to the late arrival of Thanksgiving. The usual week spacing out the Thanksgiving weekend before November ends is missing in 2013. Thanksgiving, which always occurs on the fourth Thursday of November, will fall on the very last week of the month this year. It will bring Hanukkah and Christmas much quicker after Turkey Day. Hanukkah will actually begin the Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day and Christmas will come only four quick weekends later.
The retailers are going to be offering sale items long before Black Friday and the Internet will bring online bottom price offers starting this weekend if not before. It seems that everything is coming fast and rushing day after day. To stop and grab hold of the Holiday season, to not miss out on the meaning of the season, and to catch your breath there is one bright spot: Christmas music.
Many radio stations wait until after Thanksgiving has arrived to start playing Christmas music, but just as retailers are rushing the Holidays so are radio stations, but few are apt to complain. Some satellite and digital radio stations have already started their 24/7 Holiday Music Playing Stations.
It’s time to upload Christmas favorites to your playlist, set your radio stations to the Holiday celebrating radio stations, and shop for newly released CDs. Plan out your annual traditions and adapt new ones. It is also time to book your Holiday Party band and we would love to have you consider CAISO for your event. We’ll bring a Caribbean rhythm with a Holiday twist to your celebration. For more information, check out our booking page. Our calendar throughout 2014 is open and ready for scheduling your event for the Holidays now or anytime next year.
Remember those that are in need this season and donate to your local food bank, choose to be an angel to a senior and child by picking up a name from a local Angel Tree, share your change with the bell ringers, and send a Christmas Card to military personnel overseas. Most of all remember to throw open your arms, throw back your head, and sing loudly your favorite rendition of an old favorite Christmas song from your youth and let your heart be filled with joy and get prepared for the Holidays – their coming earlier this year!