My favorite winter solstice song [Thanks, Om]
It’s a question most of us seem to have pondered at some point: When should stores start on the Christmas season..?
Shoppers Drug Mart pulled Christmas music from its almost 1,200 stores across Canada at midnight Friday after hearing complaints from customers that they weren’t quite ready for the season to be jolly.
“Hi everyone, due to recent complaints around the Christmas music being played in stores we want to advise you that as of midnight EST tonight, all Christmas music will be suspended until further notice. We do take customer feedback to heart, and it does lead to change,” the chain announced on its Facebook page.
The posting has drawn more than 7,300 “likes” and almost 6,000 comments as of Monday morning, the majority of them positive…
“This is awesome. Christmas has been rammed down consumer’s throats earlier and earlier each year. I will be shopping at your store more often to avoid it!” wrote Lori Anne Stoute.
James MacFarlane said Christmas music in stores makes him fell “like being trapped in an endless jukebox.”
“Thank you!” MacFarlane wrote. “It turns me off of even going into stores over the holiday season knowing it’s endless Christmas music everywhere. Having two months of it is insane.”
Wayne Gerand Martin said hearing the sounds of the season eight hours a day “would drive me nuts. It would take the Christmas spirit out of the employees.”
“Your employees probably are thanking you too — having to listen to Christmas music for 2 months is just too long,” wrote Janet Williams.
This will be reported on the nutball AM radio circuit as a Canadian Assault on Christmas. No doubt.