Friday, November 05, 2010

The Day of Reckoning: Holiday Torture '10

What exactly is Holiday Torture? Starting November 9th, 2009 I began listening to Christmas music non-stop on KSFI, a local soft hits radio station. I listened every time I drove in my car, every time I sat down at my desk, basically 6 hours every work day until Christmas day. Figuring about two hours of drive time every weekend, and using the unmatched power of maths, I have deduced that I listened an average of 5.29 hours of Christmas music every day for 47 days. Lets round down to five hours even. I listened to 235 hours of Christmas music.

Why did I subject myself to the same rotation of fifty or so songs, over and over for a month and a half? Why am I doing it again? Great question. Answer= Because I am possessed by a Christmas Demon! Plus last year I made a mistake. The Christmas rotation doesn't start on the ninth. This year it started on November 5th on KSFI, and the evening of November 4th on its softy counterpart KOSY. I must beat my old record.

Logs on the fire fill me with desire.


adam said...

i had to do something similar. when I drove for FedEx the truck only got reception to the soft hits station. Just after thanksgiving, the busy season for deliveries hits and I was in that truck from about 7 am to 8 pm. and the only station we got was soft hits.

Let me just say that by FAR....I hate Paul McCartney's Wonderful Christmastime more than anything on this planet. I would subject myself to thousands of hours of Mariah Carey if it meant I NEVER had to listen to that song again. Give me Feliz Navidad. Please....ANYTHING!!!!

This comment brought to you by the word verification "warho"

Daniel T said...

Warho?! Don't they know it's Christmastime? Give Peaceho a chance!

Debbie said...

Dan, you crack me up.

And this is random but did you know Vanessa absolutely HATES that very line from the Carpenters song? Every time I hear that part of the song, I start laughing because I think of how angry she gets when she hears it. You must post it on her Facebook page or something.... :)

Tiffani said...

Every season, this blog is what I look forward to.

That's a little Yoda-esque.