This is usually the time of year where I mention that we're still on (of course), and that the Twelve Days of Christmas actually come AFTER Christmas. Then I would tell you that we'll be on through January 6 (Epiphany).
And every year, I get emails from people all over the world, asking if I can keep the Sounds of Christmas going all year long, but it's usually an expensive undertaking, not to mention a technical nightmare. So I've always said that we would be back in the Fall, and that would have to suffice.
I know from my own love of Christmas music that, sometimes during the year, I need it. Just a couple songs to give me that Christmasy feeling. I've hoped that I've been able to do that for others with the station running seasonally, as it has for the last 11 years.
But this year, I'm going to do something different.
I'm not turning the station off.
The Sounds of Christmas will continue to run, playing the best variety of Christmas music all year long. So whenever you need that holiday music fix, you can come here, click on the tree on the front page, and listen.
What I've done is load up almost our entire library, thousands and thousands of songs. To sidestep the issue of programming, I've set it to play randomly so it will continue playing day after day, week after week, etc. This means that, from time to time, you'll hear two version of the same song close together, or even back-to-back. You might also hear songs by the same artist back-to-back. But given the huge amount of music that I've loaded, those instances should still be rare.
The plan is that the Christmas music will continue through the end of September, and then I'll switch it to Halloween music for October, while I get everything readjusted for the new season.
There will be no commercials through October, but if you'd like to help support the station, you can always click below and donate to help keep us going.
Thank you so much for listening, and letting the Sounds of Christmas be a part of your holiday celebration. I hope that, whenever you feel like you need it, you'll click over and get a little Christmas spirit.
And I hope you always believe in Santa Claus!