Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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Christmas, that’s the holiday coming up this week, right? I mean, I’ve only been hearing Christmas music since November 1, so it must be pretty soon, right? Or is there another holiday coming up… ummm… I think I remember turkey being involved and maybe some pumpkin pie. I don’t remember what it’s called though because it’s being so overshadowed! Panksgiving? Sanksgiving? Ganksgiving? … uhhhh Hanksgiving? … Thanksgiving? That’s it!! But really, what’s with forgetting completely about this holiday and jumping straight to Christmas?

I remember when I was little, decorating for Christmas didn’t come until December 1. As the years progressed, my family moved it to the day after Thanksgiving because we could ensure everyone would be home then, and that’s still where we’re at I think. I’ve seen Christmas decorations going up for the past couple weeks and it’s not even Thanksgiving yet! And Christmas music, man, that has been on as long as I can remember. Now, I’m not trying to be hypocritical because I am currently listening to my holiday station on Pandora, BUT I just started listening to it this week. I think we’re all forgetting to appreciate Thanksgiving because Christmas is overshadowing it. We do need to remember this important holiday!

I’m not completely against Christmas music starting early, though. As I said before, I’m listening to it and it’s putting me in such a cheery mood! On top of that, I think Christmas music puts people in the mood to Christmas shop early, which eliminates scrambling on Christmas Eve to remember everyone’s presents (like I always do!). I haven’t always been able to see the good in early playing of Christmas music, though. I was a complete disbeliever of it happening in November until I was forced to see the upside of it last year when my grandmother passed away in early November. Christmas had always been her favorite holiday. She would sing along to the tunes without a care in the world (like what she sounded like to everyone around her!). My mom (like myself) thought Christmas music the first week of November was just preposterous, but my grandma convinced her to play it and just for that day, my Grandma had her own Christmas. It meant the world to me when my mom told me she got to live in her favorite season again, even if it was for just a few days.

Not trying to be a downer! But I wanted to investigate the pros along with the cons of Christmas music extremely early. In case you all aren’t already in the mood, here is a little Bieber for your fever.

Bieber Fever

Bieber Fever

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Justin Bieber, a name that became famous pretty fast. I honestly do not have any Bieber fever thank goodness, but I have to admit I do like his music once in awhile. He’s young, blonde and he has the right connections to become more and more successful every day. He is only getting bigger with his new headphones called JustBeats Solo, which are a special edition of Dr. Dre’s beats headphones. There are different types of Beats headphones but Justin has the Solo model.

I don’t have a pair of either of these headphones, but JustBeats Solo come in purple and white (Mount Union’s school colors), which just happen to be Justin’s favorite colors. Coincidence? I think so only because Justin Bieber isn’t old enough to go to college yet, so he hasn’t considered Mount Union as one of his choices … but that is besides the point.

The point is the actual headphones. What is better? I have always been a fan of Bose. Every speaker, headphones, etc. that it makes seems unmatchable. My brother bought a pair of Bose over the ear headphones more than seven years ago and they still work perfect. Is it the fact that Beats headphones look more stylish or do people actually prefer one over the other? The prices are all jacked up on steroids on both companies headphones, so will Dr. Dre be able to hold up with the quality of Bose? I am pretty sure that no matter which company you buy from, you won’t be disappointed. Dr. Dre loves his music and the quality of the sound is sure to be heard with both headphones.

I will always prefer Bose, only because that is what I own and I have a heart for them now. People still buy Beats and soon they will be JustBeats. I am not sure if we will be seeing them at Mount Union, but the colors will definitely fit well. I am almost hoping people do buy JustBeats solely because the color. Purple is rare these days, so if you decide to buy these purple headphones, you might have to go to the health center because you got Bieber Fever.