Why no recent Christmas music?
December 9, 2011 9:51 AM Subscribe
Why is almost all Christmas/holiday music from over 50 years ago?
This recent XKCD comic
posted by Nikolai to Media & Arts (55 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
exemplifies my thoughts on the Christmas music I've always heard each year. Wherever I go during the holiday season, I hear:
1. Songs from the 40's and 50's
2. Remakes of songs from the 40's and 50's
3. Even older hymns
4. Occasional plays of more recent songs such as "All I Want for Christmas Is You" or "Last Christmas"
The rest of the year, music on the radio and in public favors new stuff, or at least anything from the last 25 years. It's rare to hear popular music from the 50's, and 40's music seems nonexistent.
Is there an explanation for this? Why is holiday music so archaic?