As usual, today I was running a few minutes late to work (at least now with a kid, I have a legitimate reason for almost always running late everywhere I go!).
I completely wasn't paying attention to any of the Christmas decorations that had gone up in the mall over the past few days since I last worked.
I clocked in and put my stuff away and my nametag on and after having a brief chat with the store manager headed out to the sales floor.
I took 1 step out of the back stockroom and it hit me.
Christmas music was playing in the store!
I turned around and said loudly into the stockroom "Christmas music?! Seriously??"
The one manager laughed at my reaction while the team leader responded "Didn't you notice all the lights and decorations up in the mall??"
I noticed them afterwards on our way (and I believe one of the managers said Santa's supposed to be making his appearance in the next few weeks too, BEFORE Thanksgiving - wtf?? Santa doesn't appear until the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, which by the way, I'm actually looking forward to watching it with Jay this year as he'll have my butt out of bed when it's still on! lol...), but for my entire shift tonight I got to rock out to some Christmas poptunes (most of which I got to listen to on repeat while working last year!).
Fortunately, this isn't our full-blown Christmas store soundtrack yet - it still has some of the regular poptunes that were one the previous soundtracks but they're intermixed with Christmas songs by Hanson, other boy bands, and some other poptune Christmas tracks. We predict this year's Christmas soundtrack is going to have quite a bit of the Biebs on it, as he apparently has a Christmas album out this year.
I am looking excited to the She and Him Christmas album though that just came out Monday - while their sound is a bit folks-y, I LOVE Zooey Deschanel and her singing voice is quite pretty (remember her singing Christmas songs in Elf?? And the Winnie the Pooh songs in the recent movie too??). Yeah, definitely getting a copy of that one this year... which reminds me, I should see if it's up on Spotify yet to give it a listen to =)
I swear to God though, it's going to be torture to my brain hearing Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime" in all its synthesizer glory every. time. I. work.
I kid you not, I was on the verge of going crazy whenever I heard that one last year, the song drives me sooooo nuts - you know the one, "Siiiiimply, haaaaaaving a wonderful Christmastime!" and its bouncy synth beat and tones. I can't stand that song and I'm pretty sure it's all because of the annoying synthesizer, lol...