I realized today that there’s only one more day before Christmas, but I haven’t listened to all of my Christmas music yet. I don’t think I’m going to get through it all this year. Does that mean I have too much? I only added one new album this year, Eric Clapton’s Happy Xmas. It’s solid enough. It’s kind of what you’d expect when you hear that Eric Clapton has a Christmas album. Was that my tipping point?
I don’t think so. Sure, as the newest record, I’ve listened to it more than once, but that shouldn’t have crowded out anything. There are certain holiday albums that are just too good to listen to only once. Things like Ella Fitzgerald and the Muppets. So I usually have repeat listens mixed into my binge.
I have been working steadily through my collection. I think I just didn’t have as much time to listen to music this year. I don’t know if it was the new job or the sick kid or what. It’s kind of a bummer, though. I took the lesson from Elf to heart, “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” I always sing along with my records. I haven’t spread as much cheer this year.
So, I don’t think I have too much Christmas music. I just have too little time. I’ll have to be more organized next year. I don’t want to let Santa down again.