I sent the following email to the local radio station playing Christmas music. I think you can see from this email what's been missing and what they've played too much of (here's their playlist from their website):
It's me Kevin, your loyal Christmas music listener, writing in to say I CAN'T STAND IT ANYMORE!!!
I wrote in previously back in November, thanking you for the Christmas music, but I'm writing back asking for a little more variety, if possible. I am tired of hearing different versions of "Happy X-Mas! War is Over" and "Last Christmas".
There are other Christmas classics that I have yet to hear, and don't seem to be on your playlist:
"Little Dummer Boy/Peace on Earth" by Bing Crosby and David Bowie
"Marshmellow World" by Dean Martin
"Someday at Christmas" by Stevie Wonder
"What Christmas Means to Me" by Stevie Wonder
"Christmas Don't Be Late" by Alvin and the Chipmunks
"I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas' by Gayla Peevey
"The Man With the Bag" by Kay Starr
"Mele Kalikimaka" by Bing Crosby
"A Christmas to Remember" by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Partin
"This Christmas" by Donny Hathaway
"Celebrate Me Home" by Kenny Loggins
And not one version of "Mary, Did You Know?" by any artist?!?
Also, these may be on your playlist, but I've not heard them much (or at all):
"Same Old Lang Syne" by Dan Fogelberg
"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" by the Jackson Five (my favorite version)
And there's a bunch of songs you used to play in recent years, that I have yet to hear, and don't seem to be on your playlist:
"Where are you Christmas" by Faith Hill
"Believe" by Josh Groban
"Christmas Shoes" by New Song (tearjerker, but we need to hear it)
"O Holy Night" by Clay Aiken or Celine Dion (their versions are the best)
"Deck the Halls" by Mannheim Steamroller (or just play more Mannheim Steamroller in general)
"Melodies of Christmas" by David Archuleta (remember you were playing that song like crazy just 3 years ago?)
And I believe you used to play "A Soldier's Night Before Christmas", which is not really a song, but a poem, and it's beautiful. See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV_tiEcPLZU
Additional songs that I think you should play:
"Christmas Pipes" by Celtic Woman. See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uLaIiP3n2o
"Ding Dong Merrily on High" by Celtic Woman. See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXrcK_BjspI
"The Simple Things" (Holiday version) by Jim Brickman. See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfR3pjD7jnE
"Christmas Eve" by Blackmore's Night. See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzd1qVtItIc
Also, play more instrumentals, like the Boston Pops Orchestra's "A Christmas Festival". See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49qI0BwjXSY
If you add any of the above to your playlist, you're going to be much better off.
Thanks again for the Christmas music though. It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year.