A Pray Tell reader writes:
Christmas music on Minnesota Public Radio used to come in on little cat’s feet after Gaudete Sunday and swell to Christmas Eve. I noticed when I returned from Thanksgiving that we were already getting a full blast of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” etc. Here’s their quick, helpful reply to my inquiry:
Thank you for contacting Minnesota Public Radio. Every year, we provide holiday music on Classical Minnesota Public Radio. We’ve expanded our holiday music this year because over the past years, listeners have asked us to do this. Your feedback will help us to decide what we do next year. If you are looking for classical music with a lighter holiday touch, listen to our classical 24 stream which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Go to www.classicalmpr.org to listen.
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Catholic News Service reports that Bishop Wester in Salt Lake City is urging his flock to hold off on celebrating Christmas until December 24. Catholics shouldn’t have early parties in their homes or churches, light up their trees or decorate their schools with more than simple wreaths and boughs of green. Read his entire pastoral letter here.