When Does Sunny 99.1 Christmas Music Start?
- Richard Rodriguez
For those of us who can’t get enough of the jingle bells and Mariah Carey Christmas albums, this is the most lovely time of the year. The traditional, seasonal transition to holiday music on Sunny 99.1 FM will commence on November 16 at three in the afternoon.
The Houston holiday tradition of playing Christmas songs made famous by artists such as Andy Williams, Elvis Presley, Wham!, and Michael Buble is about to enter its nineteenth year. BIG SPENDERS: The typical household in Houston will spend $1,512. this time of year for the holidays This week, Marc Sherman, who is the Regional Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia and is located in Houston, told Chron.com that the change over is usually a huge affair at the station.
“Everyone on staff is delighted, and we see bringing the Christmas music to Houstonians as a wonderful pleasure because we know it has become a family tradition,” Sherman said Thursday. “We know it has become a family tradition because we know how much it means to Houstonians.” According to Sherman, the entire event, which begins at three in the afternoon, is timed to coincide with the majority of the region’s schoolchildren getting released from school for the Thanksgiving holiday.
- Chestnuts roasting on the radio, according to the HOUSTONCHRONICLE Sherman expressed the intention that “we want to capture the students as they are making their way out of school for Thanksgiving break.” “We’ll begin with a 90-minute music-only section,” said the host.
- This year, Sunny 99.1 FM is also introducing the “Hometown Holiday Countdown.” In order to compile a list of Houston’s greatest Christmas music, the station will encourage listeners to submit their top three holiday songs to the station’s official website.
David Bowie and Bing Crosby both gave performances for the Christmas television special Bing Cosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas, which aired in 1977 and contained a peculiar rendition of “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy.” CBS It would be an understatement to say that many members of the general public despise holiday music, particularly when it is played before the majority of Thanksgiving turkeys have even been purchased, and the majority of us are still working our way through the candy that was left over from Halloween.
- ‘TIS THE SEASON: An insider’s guide to Houston’s most delectable tamales for the winter holidays According to Sherman, the playing of Christmas music was a tradition that began on Christmas Eve at noon and lasted all the way through Christmas Night at midnight when it was finally stopped.
- A few other towns had stations that had tested all Christmas music from Thanksgiving to Christmas and had great response,” Sherman said.
“A few other cities had stations that had tried all Christmas music from Thanksgiving to Christmas.” “We decided to test it out to see how the reaction of our listeners would be. The first year, we got a significant number of complaints, but they were only heard for a short period of time.” Now, according to Sherman, he begins to receive letters in the early fall from individuals asking when the Santa Switch will be flipped by DJ Rick Lovett and some special kid visitors at the station.
- These people want to know when this will take place.
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- Over the years, the upbeat playlist that plays on Sunny 99.1 hasn’t altered all that much, but there is now a greater emphasis on music by Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.
You will still be able to hear Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime” played by a robot every few hours or so, which happens to be one of this reporter’s personal favorites. According to Sherman, the song “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” which was released by Mariah Carey in 1994, is the one that is being requested the most frequently these days.
Is October too early for Christmas music?
The month of November should be dedicated to Thanksgiving. — Jack Spiegel When I was a youngster, I used to go trick-or-treating on October 31, and when I would go up to houses, I would be completely perplexed to hear Christmas music playing in the living rooms of those houses.
- Not only had Thanksgiving not yet arrived, but Halloween still hadn’t come to a close either.
- Thanksgiving is a holiday that merits a lot of attention even if it doesn’t have any festive music.
- It’s that time of year when families all across the United States get together to celebrate the holiday season with good company, delectable cuisine, and the spirit of the season.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are such polar opposite holidays that comparing them is like comparing apples and oranges. They are not supposed to be joined since they are each designed to serve their own unique objectives. Allow the turkey to receive the praise it so justly deserves! My local radio station, KOSI 101.1 in Denver, Colorado, begins playing Christmas music around the beginning of November, much to my chagrin, and I have to admit that I am not a fan of this tradition.
- I would always start the vehicle to Bobby Helms’ well-known guitar riff, and then I would immediately switch off the radio for the rest of the car journey, because I am well aware that I will be subjected to several renditions of “Jingle Bell Rock” for the next two months in a row.
- It is never too early to start getting into the holiday mood; nevertheless, it is never appropriate to play Christmas music in the month of November.
By the time Christmas really arrives, I will have been exposed to so many Christmas music that I will require an entire year to recover from the effects of listening to Frank Sinatra and Brenda Lee. Even though there are very few things that can be as reassuring and comforting as Michael Bublé’s voice, I don’t need him to tell me that it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on November 1, even if the bulk of trees still have their leaves.
I can see it for myself. When going into stores on Black Friday and hearing Mariah Carey and Dean Martin’s songs playing over the loudspeakers, there is a particular melancholy sense that comes over you. When I hear those tunes, I am reminded that I only have to make it through three more weeks of school, and then I will have two weeks off to do anything I want.
Sunny 99.1 Announces the date of holiday music!
The pleasures of winter vacation include activities such as skiing, drinking hot chocolate, spending time with family and friends, and singing and dancing to the sights and sounds of the Christmas season. What happens to the feeling of exclusivity that comes with Christmas if the Christmas season extends itself across four distinct holidays? What happens to the sensation of dozing off during the middle of your Christmas movie marathon on December 24 when you’ve already seen the same movies four times this year? As Andy Williams once said, “Christmas is the most lovely time of the year for so many families throughout the world,” and this sentiment is shared by a great number of people all over the world.
Let Santa and his reindeer have their month of glory, and give other festivals some space to celebrate without feeling as like they are being suffocated by the activities associated with Christmas. Even if the holiday season is a significant part of the closing of the year, the month of November is not the appropriate time to listen to Christmas music.
While I was writing this, Connor insisted that I play Michael Bublé’s Christmas CD over and over again.
What channel is Christmas music on on TV?
On DIRECTV, where can one find the Music Choice Classic Christmas channel? Channel 858 features Music Choice’s Classic Christmas programming.