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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Like Jason Bateman, who thought he'd been invited to appear on Kimmel's show because he was going to get the award.
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A Battle Hammer designed for three-year-olds - the ones who think they're Thor, I guess.
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Check out the video as Jay drove Corporal Ethan Laberge on the back roads around Fort Campbell, Kentucky in a brand-new 2015 Dodge HRT Hellcat - the muscle car of muscle cars.
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You just have to watch it for yourself. And grab a hankie.
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Playing another's instrument with her own bow, playing the piano upside down, playing their stringed instruments inverted...
They never miss a step or skip a note. Watch it once, and tell me that's enough!
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Everyone recalls the classic Disney animated feature, Cinderella.
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There is magic in this one...
Check out the trailer, and mark your calendar!
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Even if you saw it, it's fun to watch again.
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On Tuesday, the night of the storm, 6200 fans made it out to see the Buffalo Sabres in action.
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They could of course hit the lottery. That could help.
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"Hello, Tyga? There's a reality check waiting to be picked up at the front desk."
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And don't worry - Idina and Michael make a quick cameo appearance. Don't blink!
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"Best Buddies at 10, 17 and 29 years old," Kevin Opos (second from the right in the back row).
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Watch it for yourself - why should I spoil the fun?
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This is now.
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These Nuptials Made Possible by Benadryl
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The Holderness Family put this one together from scratch - the perfect recipe for holiday humor.
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Because he's a lifer, conjugal visits are not allowed. And he's certainly not getting out of prison, ever.
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Sometimes one, sometimes a few, sometimes a bunch.
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An air traffic management company called NATS recently posted a video to show what air traffic looks like on a regular basis over England.
It's fascinating to watch. Be sure to follow along with the captions too.
UK 24 from NATS on Vimeo.
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This is one of the strangest bits of nostalgia news ever.
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Here’s the deal.
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That's what the folks at Ford are hoping you'll do.
Check out the brand-new 2015 Shelby GT350 Mustang. Ford is unveiling it on Monday in advance of the LA Auto Show.
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