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Sometimes you want to listen to "Christmas" music, but your friends and family won't let you, because they hate the idea of spending peace on earth and good will to men outside a narrow timetable of 25-30 days a year.
Maybe they don't like the commericalization of Christmas. Not sure why, no one is making them buy anything, and they sure don't have to pay to listen to songs on the radio. Christmas is what you make of it. If you make it about presents and things, that is what it will become. If you make it about celebrating family, friends, hope for a brighter future, or something else, that is what Christmas is.
So here are some ways to convince these people whose hearts are as small as the Grinch's and are as black as the coal they should get in their stockings that so called "Christmas" songs aren't just for the month leading up to December 25th.
If the people heckling you are Christians, then ask them why they hate to hear songs about Jesus? Are they the kind of Christians who only think about Christ 1 month a year?
Assuming you can appeal to their shame of hating the baby Jesus, this opens up a lot of songs you can listen to year round.
The list is too long to include them all, but here are a few
Message of Peace
"Do you support peace? Then surely you support the listening to of songs that promote that message right? Right!?" - Just an example of how to manipulate the conversation in order to insure your viewpoint wins the day.
Songs about the weather or season or travel
Surely no one can object to songs about the weather, or a particular season right? I'm just listening to a weather report from the 1800s, it has nothing to do with any particular holiday.
So what is the deal with hating songs about magical beings and their happenings during the cold season?
Romantic / Lonely
Hey, the days are getting shorter, you're all alone. All you want to do is sit in your sad hovel of a home listening to romantic songs and eating a block of cheese. Am I right? So why can't you just leave me to my sad songs of loneliness and wishful thinking?
Maybe your friends/family have no soul. They hate Christmas, peace on earth, weather, are antisocial, and atheists. Well, we still might be able to appeal to them.
Hopefully there is a "Christmas" song out there for you that can be accepted by those around you even if it isn't the day after Thanksgiving yet.