So This Is 5 Years of Listening to Sunny 99.1's Christmas?

Categories: Holidaze

2 p.m.

Robin Rock is pumping up the volume this afternoon on Sunny. Luckily, the weather in Houston has cooperated to make listening to Christmas music bearable. Earlier, I saw a woman in a Rudolph costume walking down the street in front of the office.

"You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" kicks us off this year. I wish Thurl Ravenscroft cursed more in this song. It would really drive the point home that this dude was an outcast green bastard bent on stealing Chritsmas. Also, what was the Grinch? What kind of animal?

"Joy To the World" by Mannheim Steamroller. The name of the group always bothered me more than the music. It could be this great metal band name, but instead your grandparents put on this dusty disc at every holiday on repeat until you steal the rest of their pain meds from their bathroom cabinet.

"Twelve Days of Christmas" by Perry Como, who would have been 100 years old this past May, but he's not. He's dead. Once called the "King of Casual" by Bing Crosby, he never lived to see the Snuggy.

Jesus, "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey, I was worried I would only hear you once this afternoon. I think I can listen to this song all year long, and not because I imagine a young, hot, lithe Mariah Carey in velvety Christmas getup cavorting under a giant lighted tree with bottles of whiskey as ornaments, either.

Same goes for "Frosty the Snowman" from Jimmy Durante. But I didn't spend my formative teenage years masturbating to Jimmy Durante. There are not enough crooners like Durante anymore, people who get by on more less being drunk and near a microphone where an orchestra might be.

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FattyFatBastard topcommenter

It's the f*cking radio.  Do you have 99.1 in your presets?  Does anyone?  I figure the ones that do are probably the same ones who can stand listening to Christmas music for a month.  As for me, I'll flip to it maybe a couple times on Christmas eve.


@OddOilfieldWife I like it myself, at least the quirkier songs. The real dramatic cuts turn me off.


It started days before Thanksgiving this year.  I can't take it anymore.

MadMac topcommenter

I stubbled into this programming--like walking in on a sex/money transaction or a robbery at the convenience store while buying milk and Cheerios--on Monday, November 12; way, WAY TOO EARLY. Upside, it reaffirmed my faith, in h3ll.  

craig.hlavaty moderator

@MadMac It used to start on Thanksgiving Day or the day after. So sad. 

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