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Christmas Creep on SXM

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Christmas Creep on SXM

Post by Turkeytop » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:40 pm

Today Oct 25, a full two months before Christmas, The Hallmark Christmas music channel made its debut on SXM CH 70.



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Re: Christmas Creep on SXM

Post by bmw » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:41 pm

I thought this was the perfect response given your forum pic:

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Re: Christmas Creep on SXM

Post by Turkeytop » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:42 pm

bmw wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:41 pm
I thought this was the perfect response given your forum pic:

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:lol



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Re: Christmas Creep on SXM

Post by Calvert DeForest » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:08 am

Hallmark Movie Channel started the wall-to-wall Christmas flicks October 24th, sans Lori Loughlin.


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Re: Christmas Creep on SXM

Post by Turkeytop » Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:24 pm

December 17. It's no longer creep. I've been listening to Holiday Traditions CH 73.



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Re: Christmas Creep on SXM

Post by Turkeytop » Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:40 pm

The Holiday Traditions channel ended sometime overnight last night. Last year they continued it right through until New Years. I liked that. I'd rather hear Christmas music a few days after Christmas than two months before Christmas.

Hallmark Channel 70 is still going. But their Christmas music is interspersed with a lot of mindless chatter.



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Re: Christmas Creep on SXM

Post by Turkeytop » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:37 pm

Hallmark Channel ended some time overnight last night. Christmas is over.



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Re: Christmas Creep on SXM

Post by WOHO » Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:53 pm

Copy that Turkeytop- the ole 12 Days of Christmas doesn't go beyond 'Boxing Day' anymore, as CKLW used to have 24/7 Xmas music on December 26th, now friggin SXM has to see how fast that they can get that sonnofabitching Billy Joel friggin channel back on the air. Screw these single artist channels hogging up bandwidth. I want the niche channels, the stuff you can't get over the air anywhere else, like MOR 50s-70s, Beautiful Instrumentals, Classic Country, Folk, and not 17 "rock star" individual artist channels- anybody can get that garbage online anywhere or play their 3 CD's over again 100 times. FWIW, the only single artist channels I deem of any value on SXM is Sinatra, Beatles and Elvis. Hell, if you go by 1970's record sales and radio airplay, the friggin Carpenters should have a channel before Bruce/E-street, DMB, Tom Petty (RIP), Buffet, Pearl Jam, Grateful Dead, Phish & BJ.



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Re: Christmas Creep on SXM

Post by Turkeytop » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:29 pm

It's back. Their Hallmark Channel is now All Christmas. They've been promoting it, saying "In times like this, we all need a little Christmas."

To me, Christmas music at this time, would just be a reminder of what an eerie, surreal world we're living in.



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Re: Christmas Creep on SXM

Post by audiophile » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:31 am

Why don't they call the channel "The Grinch"?

It's similar to Christmas Creep.


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Re: Christmas Creep on SXM

Post by thatonedude » Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:30 pm

I doubt I'm the only one who feels this way, but I think playing Christmas music during something like this is disgusting. It just doesn't seem appropriate, and honestly makes me think that they're doing nothing more than capitalizing on a pandemic, not doing it out of the goodness of their hearts...but maybe I'm wrong. I have been before...


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Re: Christmas Creep on SXM

Post by rugratsonline » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:04 pm

Some terrestrial radio stations are adding Christmas music to its playlist. For example, from Fort Wayne:

https://wpta21.com/2020/03/23/majic-95- ... 9-pandemic



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