Christmas At Ground Zero

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Re: Christmas At Ground Zero

Postby FreedomHaul » Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:38 pm

minnick27 wrote:Because it was ground zero for that particular event. I don't think they ever meant for it to be still so assosciated with 9/11 14 years later, but I doubt anyone thought twice about the usage at the time


Plus "ground zero" was a generic term for the epicenter of a nuclear explosion. The term only acquired a specific meaning for Americans ("Ground Zero") after it was used to describe the 9/11 attacks.


On a less depressing note, as someone who doesn't like holiday music, this song is a perfect panacea for me. Whenever I start to get sick of all the saccharine Christmas music that's hard to avoid this time of year, I give it a spin and smile.
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Re: Christmas At Ground Zero

Postby mellow weasel » Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:47 pm

FreedomHaul wrote:the saccharine Christmas music that's hard to avoid this time of year

Unless you spend significant portion of your time in shopping centers, it's quite easy to avoid :?
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Re: Christmas At Ground Zero

Postby Yankomaniac » Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:51 pm

Did my workout to Polka Party! today, mostly to rock this song, had to play it twice, such a short album. I can only listen to this song in December.
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Re: Christmas At Ground Zero

Postby TMBJon » Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:45 am

mellow weasel wrote:Unless you spend significant portion of your time in shopping centers, it's quite easy to avoid :?

Maybe in Lithuania this is true, but in America it's unavoidable. Not a big fan of December. :santa:
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Re: Christmas At Ground Zero

Postby minnick27 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:34 am

I've been listening to christmas carols exclusively for the last week
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Re: Christmas At Ground Zero

Postby Wizzerkat » Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:46 am

I also am not enamored of Christmas music. It gets annoying really quickly. This is actually my favorite Al Xmas song!
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Re: Christmas At Ground Zero

Postby mellow weasel » Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:33 am

TMBDon wrote:Maybe in Lithuania this is true, but in America it's unavoidable.

How? They can't force you to listen to it in your home, workplace, or your car, and if your friends aren't lame, they also don't listen to it...
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Re: Christmas At Ground Zero

Postby Big Spoon » Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:44 pm

Every store, restaurant, shopping mall, etc. plays nothing but Christmas music from the day after Thanksgiving onwards.
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Re: Christmas At Ground Zero

Postby mellow weasel » Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:50 pm

Big Spoon wrote:Every store, restaurant, shopping mall, etc.

But usually people don't spend that much time in those facilities to get sick of the music, do they? I guess it would be a problem for someone who eats out regularly... I didn't even know restaurants play christmas music because I eat out so rarely it never happened on december :lol: .
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Re: Christmas At Ground Zero

Postby yankochick38 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:20 pm

I like listening to Christmas music when we're doing Christmas things like decorating the tree and house and stuff. :santa: I prefer The Night Santa Went Crazy to Christmas at Ground Zero, but both are nice additions to the rest of the Christmas music.
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