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New Hampshire/Maine Radio Station, 94.9 FM, WMUR Has Already Started Playing Christmas Music!

by Anura Guruge


I had NOT listened to any radio in a few days. Unless I am in a car, I rarely listen to radio — & when I do it tends to be NPR.

Tonight, I tuned into 94.9, one of our favorite stations — also the one with best reception given that they have the most powerful transmitter around.

It took me a second to realize they were playing Christmas Music. Ah? Had to do a mental check on the date. November 8. Christmas music.

Then their ‘Christmas Music’ jingle came on. I was shocked.

Yes, 94.9 has ALWAYS been our Christmas Music station. But, Christmas music only started AFTER Thanksgiving. That was the tradition.

OK, last year it MIGHT have started the week of Thanksgiving. But, this is CRAZY. November 6?

Come on. That is too much of a good thing (though I am known to listen to SOME Christmas music year-round).


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The First 2019 Christmas Trees In Place (Partially Lit) — 8 Days Earlier Than Last Year; Two More To Go.

by Anura Guruge




She has an even SMALLER one on her desk.



Teischan (12), unashamedly, lives for Christmas — and has for most of her life, once she worked out what it was all about.

She starts talking about Christmas in September!

When she was younger we could dictate as to when preparations for Christmas would come. But, starting last year she has taken matters into her own hands. When she was little we waited until at least the first week of December before we started.

For the last couple of years she can do it ALL without help. She can — and will — put out all the lights by herself.

She knows where HER artificial tree is stored and can go get it and set it up by herself.

Last year she set it up on November 17. The previous year it was November 27. At this rate she will have her tree up in October of next year!

She still has to wait for us to get the real trees. But, she will start nagging soon.


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First Of The 3 Christmas Trees For 2018 In Place — 10 Days Earlier Than Last Year.

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The “American Girl Dolls” are also getting ready for Christmas.


Advent Calendars have been located THOUGH we have 2 weeks (14-days) to go.


Teischan (12), unashamedly, lives for Christmas — and has for most of her life, once she worked out what it was all about.

She starts talking about Christmas in September!

When she was younger we could dictate as to when preparations for Christmas would come. But, starting last year she has taken matters into her own hands. When she was little we waited until at least the first week of December before we started.

Not anymore. I see that last year HER tree went up on November 27.

Well, this year it was November 17 — 10 full days earlier. She also, with my help, brought down (from the space above our double garage) some of the outdoor christmas lights — which she intends to put up tomorrow. That is one neat thing. She insists on doing this herself. I (at 65) am off the hook.

We started listening to Christmas music, on the radio, on FM 94.9, earlier this week. They too keep on bringing forward Christmas.

Stay tuned. Christmas is still 38 days away and we have many rituals to perform and observe.

Merry Christmas.


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by Anura Guruge