Let the holiday season begin

By Patrick Fisher, Staff Writer

It's December! Now we can begin the holiday season.

The reason I say that is because back in early November, a friend in the Twin Cities noted how a co-worker was already playing Christmas music.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the holidays, everything from the reason for the season to the traditions that have grown up around it. I can't help but smile when I see decorations around people's houses. From the simple such as a nativity scene or a lighted tree to the more complex that include Santa, elves, reindeer and snowmen.

Christmas music is also something I welcome, although I prefer it to start in late November. I find it ridiculous when radio stations want to play that type of music before Thanksgiving. What might even be more ridiculous is that some stations believe a heavy rotation of Jingle Bells and a few other songs constitute Christmas music. If a person were to dig into seasonal music, they would find there are far more selections then we hear on some radio stations.

There is more traditional Christmas music available then we realize. An example is a few years ago the Rose Ensemble, a Twin Cities based group, performed at St. Wenceslaus Church. The Christmas music they performed was a mixture of Eastern European songs, including some from what is now the Czech Republic. While it wasn't a contemporary piece like White Christmas

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