by Kidd & Elizabeth in the Morning,posted Nov 5 2010 2:51AM
Forbes Magazine came out with their list of the best Christmas Deals this holiday season, check it out by clicking here. Are you done with your Christmas shopping already? When do you start putting up your decorations? When do you like to start hearing Christmas music on the radio?
I would like to hear Christmas music on the mix NOW!
I have not started my Christmas shopping yet and usually wait on the Christmas decorations until the middle of November. I can't wait until the Christmas music on the radio starts though! I wish it would start now! That is what really starts to get meinto the holiday spirit. Please don't make us wait any longer- start the Christmas music now!
ASAP!!! It is so peaceful and relaxing!
5 days ago would of been nice! I want the Christmas Mix now and I know I'm not alone! The 99.1 Facebook page is filled with people requesting Christmas music! I know your getting emails and phone calls too! The stores are decorated for Christmas, Kohls is playing Christmas music, the Salvation Army red kettles are out with bells ringing and I just bought some Christmas lights today to hopefully put up this weekend!! It's time for the Christmas Mix!
Pleaaaaaaaaaaaase start the Christmas music now!! It's so relaxing to listen to. All the businesses are ready for Christmas. You might as well be too!
While I would love you to play Christmas Music now, I would just like to know a date so that we can look forward to it. Christmas Music on the radio is so much fun for a lot of people and everyone looks forward to Nov 1st because you usually swiched then. If that is not the case anymore, advertise another date and say this is when we will switch every year or around this time. Thanks and hopefully we will hear a date soon or Christmas Music.
I want to hear the Christmas music now. I usually listen to a different station but I have been checking this one constantly just waiting to hear Christmas. Its so relaxing and cheerful and as we all know we could use more of that this time of year. Hurry up and switch to the holiday stuff please.
My 9yr old can not wait anymore. She wants her christmas music now.
I Would LOVE if you PLAYED CHRIRSTMAS MUSIC now.....PLEASE
You should start Christmas nov.6 that's tommorow, it actually should of started nov.1st.
I have my outside Christmas lights up already.
Please play Christmas music NOW!
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I tuned in November 1st when I thought the Mix would be playing Christmas music. I was SO sad when I realized the Christmas tunes haven't started yet. However, I still love the Mix! Start ASAP though!!!
On the flip side, I can understand why some wouldn't want it playing so early. People are focused on Thanksgiving right now.
Even though I want the music on now... maybe waiting until the day after Thanksgiving would be the right time?
Nah, I don't usually do my Christmas shopping until 2 weeks before the big day. Personally, I want to hear Christmas music on the Mix right now! But I know there are party poopers ;-) out there who don't want to hear it until after Thanksgiving. So I propose a compromise. How about starting the Christmas music November 14?
WE NEED THE CHRISTMAS MUSIC NOW. AS SOON AS POSSABLE PLEASE PLAY IT. I went to target today it was all set up for Christmas AND the bell ringers are outside of the stores now!!!! PLEASE NOW!!!
I have to say Nov 1st is the right time its the official start to the Holiday seasons lately. I would love for it to start anytime I enjoy it so much and since you have different music than I do on CDs its always a pleasure to do the Major holiday cleaning while listening to the Christmas mix.
NOW PLEASE! As the weather gets colder it is nice to have christmas music to warm you up inside :) Even the guys at @thesantatracker (people behind santa-tracker.com) are calling you out!
I'm so extremely happy to see other people want the Christmas music to start as badly as I do. I was all ready to go on Nov 1st and listen to that wonderful music only to have my heart broken.
Come on, don't make me beg for it. Please start the Christmasmusic?
Just dont judge who is asking for it on here check out your facebook pageand 99.1s you will se many many people want to hear christmas music why not just ive what the people want?
Can you please start playing Christmas music this week. You guys play the best music at Christmas and this anticipation is killing me!! I can't focus on anything because I keep thinking about this!!!
I dont get it people what Christmas music and your not playing it. You disappoint me so much. I dont know what kind of idiot is your station manager? Stations over the country are playing but not in Milwaukee Wi cause 99.1 is being a scrooge. I say BAH HUMBUG to you. If any other Milw starts playing it I will be going to them and staying.
Cannot wait to hear the Christmas music. I am already halfway through my shopping and starting dragging my decorations out of storage to go up around Thanksgiving. Really puts me in a happy mood when I hear holiday music.
Alright either play it now or tell us when you are going to play it this is like not announcing a day and time when the packer game is you will just have to flip through and find out yourself.
You guys are just ignorant and obviously don't care about the fans of your radio station who have been asking when and requesting christmas music for the past week. When you don't respond to your fans that have been asking that says that you don't care even though we all know you do put up a date so we can all know when to tune in and start enjoying our holiday season at that time
First of all. I will take a guess and say Christmas music will start on Nov 12th. Which around the same date it started last year.
All of those people saying the station doesn't care about its listeners are being silly. They DO care. But, a radio station is also a business. With the new methods for radio ratings, stations need to be careful not to alienate existing users who are not ready for the format flip.
I'm pretty sure the audience who isn't ready for christmas music is bigger than the audience who is.
I for one LOVE Christmas music, but...it is WAY to early for that. I'd prefer they don't start it until Thanksgiving, but doubt they will wait that long..
Christmas music ASAP!! I would love to wake up tomorrow to christmas music! I have been in the christmas mood since september!!!! Don't let me down please and thank you!! :)
THANK YOU! haha I woke up to them previewing Christmas music! I guess i got what i asked for, but now how about some continuous Christmas music. :)
I agree with some. You know when your going to start playing it, just inform people so they don't have to worry about it. Enough with all this "Santa tells us when to start"! Just inform people! I'm ready but why wouldn't you start? 2 years ago the Mix was the highest rated station around the time they were playing Christmas music.
The least you could do is let everyone know the day you are going to start. WMYX knows exactly what day and time but enjoys the attention. They were the highest rated station 2 years ago around the holidays because of Christmas music. Enough with the "it's up to Santa" nonsense.
NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW! PLEASE!! This is just plain mean! I need the Christmas music! How can you not listen at ALL to your listeners!?
If it was up to Santa or your listeners. The Christmas music would of started November 1st!! My guess is some Scrooge there is delaying the start of Christmas music! Last I checked, the Grinch and Scrooge lost out to Christmas!!
I Am 13 Years Old & I Always Look Forward To Listening To The Christmas Mix Every Year Im So Disapointed That You Haven't Started Playing It Yet , I Mean The Stores Already Have Christmas Decorations Up & At My House We've Already Started Decorating & People Around My Neighbor hood Have Already Started Decorating Too , I Absouloutly Love Love Love Christmas & It Sucks That I Can't Listen To The Christmas Mix Yet , But Please Tell Us When Your Gonna Start Playing It , Because As I Can See A Lot Of People Are Ready For It & Im Glad To See Im Not The Only Person Anxcious For Christmas Music . Also Im Homeschooled & I Always Looked Forward To Waking Up Every Morning & Doing My SchoolWork & Listening To The Christmas Mix It Was Something Fun So Pleasee Start Playing Christmas Music Soon . Thank You & Happy Holidays Kim (:
Man i cant believe christmas is a few weeks away and i cant wait to hear CHRISMAST music everysingle day on december. Come on we need that music now please
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Jessica and her hubby, Justin Timberlake, are expecting a child in another seven months or so - the first for both of them.
Like any good reporter, I had to find another source before reporting this news.
And looky here - HipHollywood.com had the story six days earlier.
So it's got to be true, right?
I mean, if HipHollywood.com says so, and then RadarOnline.com says so without saying that HipHollywood.com said, so, then it's got to be true.
That's the fourth law of journalism, I believe.
What Wine, What Candy?
It's an annual adult dilemma: what wine goes best with which candy?
Fret no more - the folks at vivino.com have come up with the Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine with Halloween Candy.
Your prayers are now officially answered.
Skittles, for instance, go with a dry white or a sweet white.
Kit Kats go with sparkling wines or a medium red.
A dessert wine goes with just about any sort of candy - which you'd expect.
And poor little Sour Patch Kids - they pretty much go with nothing.
Now we know what makes them sour...
Mystery Solved, Sooner or Later
Investigators are pretty certain they've found a piece of Amelia Earhart's plane.
The aviator disappeared over the Pacific Ocean about 77 years ago, while attempting to fly around the world.
The aluminum aircraft component was found on an atoll called Nikumaroro, somewhere between Hawaii and Australia.
Oh, and the debris from Amelia's twin-engine plane was found in 1991.
Looks like they sent it to the We'll Get Around To It Eventually forensic laboratory.
Game of Thrones Grilling
George R.R. Martin, author of the books that spawned Game of Thrones, showed up on Late Night with Seth Myers the other day.
On the couch with him, Amy Poehler, there to promote her own book - not quite as epic as George's, but still, a literary work.
Amy showed how much she knows about GOT by quizzing George about who uttered certain lines of dialogue.
The results are very, very funny.
Is It Mother's Day Already?
Someone needs to stop Snooki from procreating!
Check out the video she did for US Weekly.
She talks about a lot of things, but key to the conversation is her new daughter, Giovanna.
"Giovanna just turned one month yesterday," Snooki said. "All she does is eat and s--t and sleeps… she just lays there. I think once Giovanna starts to actually move and crawl and run around, that's when s--t's gonna hit the fan."
Doctor Spock must be whirling in his grave...
I'm Sorry, What Are We Selling Again?
Miley Cyrus rolled out a new ad campaign, serving as the new spokesperson for MAC cosmetics Viva Glam line.
Check out the ad, which was posted to Miley's Instagram yesterday.
She's selling lipstick and lip gloss.
Other than the brand name positioned in the center of the ad, do you see anything that says, "Hey, I'm selling lipstick and lip gloss" in that picture?
I don't know - maybe the products get photoshopped in after the fact?
Every $ from the sales of my #VIVAGLAM will go to @MACAIDSFund to help those affected by HIV! 💋💋💋
Una foto publicada por Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) el Oct 10, 2014 at 1:45 PDT
Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner
Terra and Drake nailed this Dirty Dancing routine and surprised their wedding guests. You'll smile and even get a tear watching them dance. What a beautiful couple!
Leave My Lips Alone!
Kylie Jenner - the youngest and hopefully the last of the Kardashian-Jenner clan - has declared that she wants the world to stop talking about her lips.
A couple of weeks ago, there was all sorts of speculation out there on whether she'd had plastic surgery to make her lips look fuller and more luscious.
Now, she wants people to "just talk about something new, at least."
Here's a thought: maybe we don't talk about the Kardashians and Jenners at all.
Wouldn't that be heavenly...?
That's Kylie on the right, by the way.
DON'T LOOK AT HER LIPS!
i love you
A photo posted by Kylizzle (@kyliejenner) on Oct 10, 2014 at 5:28pm PDT
Charades, or "Shahrodds"?
Ewan McGregor dropped by The Tonight Show the other night.
And these days, no one can just drop in to The Tonight Show without participating in a bit of some sort.
The chosen activity: a game of charades, Ewan versus Jimmy Fallon, with rocker Jeff Tweedy and basketball great Charles Barkley joining in the fun.
And it is fun. Especially the British versus American banter.
Check it out!
God is Not a Magician with a Magic Wand
Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church, sort of set the Church on its ear this week,
He declared in front of a gathering at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pope said that both evolution and the Big Bang Theory are real.
That's the theory that substances collided in space eons ago, setting the universe in motion, not the TV series about the geeks and the blond.
He said that God is "not a magician with a magic wand."
Which sort of takes away the buzz for kids who grew up thinking Harry Potter was God...
Bazooka Swats Fly!
This could be the most bizarre story of the week - well, so far, anyway.
A 75-year-old property owner in Marathon County, Wisconsin is at odds with the local government about the use of his land.
The government says he's using the land for non-zoned purposes. They've demanded that he remove certain equipment, or pay a fine of $500 per day.
The property owner disagrees strongly, and has refused to move the equipment in question. The dispute's been going on for a while, and with the bill rolling up toward the $100,000 mark, the county decided it was time to collect.
So, send in the tax collector?
Not so much.
Send in two dozen police officers and an armored SWAT vehicle.
Because the 75-year-old was deemed "argumentative."
The sheriff's department offers no apology.“I’ve been involved in about five standoff situations where, as soon as the MARV showed up, the person gives up," said a representative, "saving time, money and increasing safety. People may not always understand why, but an armored vehicle is almost a necessity now.”
Talk about overkill.
Here's what the SWAT vehicle looks like - the video is from a few years ago, when the sheriff's department acquired it.
How to Get Yourself Hurt Very Badly
English pop star Robbie Williams shared videos of himself entertaining his wife in the delivery room at a hospital as they awaited the arrival of their second child.
So, despite his wife Ayda being all smiles afterward, you can bet that Robbie will get some significant payback - and I'll bet very quickly.
Here's what he did wrong, in no particular order:
He took videos of his wife in labor.
He posted videos of his wife in labor.
He sang to his wife while she was in labor.
One of the songs he sang, while she pushed very hard, was "Let It Go," from Frozen.
Oh, yeah, he's gonna be hurtin' for certain!
"Frozen" RW x https://t.co/dmGhbqElHE
— Robbie Williams (@robbiewilliams) October 27, 2014
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We've gotten pretty complacent about launching rockets into space.
Yesterday's launch of the Antares rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia changed that.
The rocket, carrying supplies to replenish the International Space Station, exploded about six seconds after launch, just barely off the launch pad.
Luckily, no one was hurt.
The only injury was to the pride of the news photographers covering the event from a bunker well away from the event, but still close enough to be hit by the shockwave.
Check out the video...
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Supermodel Gisele Bundchen posted a photo to Instagram Sunday, after her husband, Tom Brady, and the New England Patriots, beat up on the Chicago Bears.
Final score - 51 to 23.
And here's Tom and Gisele, getting ready to head home after the victory, flashing a triumphant "51."
Five fingers on his hand, one on hers.
I suppose it all depends on whether you're a fan or not.
If you are, celebration. If not - well, okay, it's still a celebration. Never mind.
So happy for my love!!! Go Pats!!! 51 points!!! 👏👏👏👏👏
A photo posted by Gisele Bündchen (@giseleofficial) on Oct 10, 2014 at 2:40pm PDT
Proof of Life, Unfortunately Required
I've never quite understood the death hoax thing.
Someone starts a rumor that a celebrity has passed away.
A news organization grabs hold of the rumor and starts reporting it as fact.
Then Facebook grabs hold of it, and boom, the celebrity is no more.
It happened this weekend to Judd Nelson, the actor who made a splash with The Breakfast Club and...
Well, The Breakfast Club.
The internet had him dead and buried.
So he had to send the Los Angeles Times "proof of life." A picture of himself, reading the Sunday Times.
Funny how THAT's not making the rounds of the internet...
Judd Nelson didn't die last night. He sent us this photo to debunk the rumor. http://t.co/FrIUzW4VmV pic.twitter.com/OjuBPgnutt
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) October 26, 2014
This Frozen Will Melt Your Heart
Okay, this might be the coolest thing a bunch of tough guys has ever done...
Members of the Boston Bruins visited Boston's Children's Hospital, dressed as characters from Disney's Frozen.
It's become a Halloween tradition for the team. Players dress in their own costumes, usually sharing a theme, and try to bring a little fun into the lives of the patients at the hospital.
Mission accomplished, boys!
"Just here to put smiles on their faces" B's make annual Halloween visit to @BostonChildrens: http://t.co/kwOl8K477A pic.twitter.com/2GMidHp79a
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 27, 2014
A Fabulous Takedown
We can now have some faith in humanity.
Check out the video, shot by passengers in line at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport recently.
A very loud and obnoxious fellow started taunting a guy at the ticket counter, making homophobic remarks because the guy was wearing a pink shirt.
Because that's a sign, of course, that someone is gay.
The obnoxious guy started throwing punches - well, just one, and then the crowd swarmed around him and took him down.
We can feel good, people!
The Little Zombie Mermaid
Just in time for Halloween, Traci Hines - aka YouTube's Hipster Mermaid - has put together a new horror ditty.
Start with "Part of Your World" from The Little Mermaid.
Toss in an ample helping of The Walking Dead.
Et voila - Scariel, in "Part of Your Brain."
Why DO You Drive a Lincoln?
Matthew McConaughey's taped a series of "contemplative" commercials for the folks who make Lincoln automobiles.
He's driving along, in deep thought, explaining all the reasons he drives a Lincoln MKC.
This weekend, on Saturday Night Live, Jim Carrey took a swipe at Matthew's ads.
Three swipes, to be exact.
And he pulled off some dead-on impressions that were - uncharacteristically - NOT over the top.
Which makes them even better. Check them out.
Tough Act to Follow, Indeed
Across The Pond, in the United Kingdom, folks rave about a variety show called Saturday Night Takeaway.
There's been a lot of talk lately of bring a version of the show here to The States, and it looks like that's about to happen.
Vulture.com reports that NBC has confirmed they'll be handling the show. “We have a natural affinity for this type of show. It’s in our DNA,” one NBC executive told the website.
And here's the best part: Neil Patrick Harris is set to host!
It's a match made in heaven - the uber-talented NPH hosting a good old-fashioned variety show that will likely originate out of New York.
Doubt he's got the chops for it? Check out this opening number from the 2013 Tony Awards show.
This. Will. Be. Epic!
50 Shades of Bland?
Things may not be so rosy with the production of 50 Shades of Grey.
Insiders report that the sex scenes aren't passionate enough.
Some say that Dakota Johnson, who plays Anastasia Steele, isn't coming off sexy enough.
Some are saying there's a decided lack of chemistry between her and Jamie Dornan, her co-star.
So they're heading back to bed. You know, to try to get it right.
I wonder what the trailer will look like when they're done. This is what it looked like a month ago...
Whose Walk Is It Anyway?
Benedict Cumberbatch has made a name for himself starring in Sherlock Holmes on the BBC.
Last week, on the BBC's Graham Norton Show, Benedict showed a decidedly different side.
Comedian Miranda Hart was demonstrating the different walks she talks about in her act, when she got into her "ultimate walk" - that of a pop star.
She imitated Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" walk, and then got Benedict to give it a shot.
Check it out. Sort of a cross between a giraffe and an ostritch, but it's pretty good.
If It Ain't Your Move, It Ain't Your Move
Lamarr Houston, a defensive back for the Chicago Bears, sacked the Patriots' back-up quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, yesterday.
The Bears were getting whalloped - down by 25 points at the time - so you can't really blame the guy for wanting to celebrate a little.
But clearly, Lamarr didn't catch any of the video of Stephen Tulloch of the Detroit Lions, who celebrated a sack imitating Aaron Rodgers' "discount double check" move, and ended up with a self-infllicted season-ending knee injury.
Because the same think happened with Lamarr. Sack, "discount double check," hit the knee wrong, boom. Probably done for the year.
Lesson to be learned: if it's not your move, maybe you shouldn't be making it.
Into the Woods, Anyone?
The movie doesn't open for another two months, but already, there's a lot of buzz about Into the Woods.
The Stephen Sondheim musical makes the leap from stage to screen on Christmas Day, and it's got some powerhouse names associated with it.
Meryl Streep as The Witch and Johnny Depp as The Wolf, for starters.
Add in Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinderella's prince and more, and they could have a winner on their hands.
Check out the featurette that hit the internet over the weekend.