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So I was driving home from the blue line today after a long day at school, just minding my own business. I decided to turn on the radio because, c’mon, do I really wanna hear my own misguided death threats to fellow drivers while I sit in standstill rush hour traffic?

So I turn on the radio, and what do I hear? “Noel.” You know, that timeless classic that plays on every radio station during the holiday season? Yeah. 93.9 has officially become the Holiday Lite, everyone, and it’s only the second week of November.

Now don’t get me wrong – I love all 37 versions of “Jingle Bell Rock” as much as the next panicked Christmas shopper, but I have a golden rule about holidays.



As soon as Thanksgiving passes, I’m all game for sipping peppermint mochas in front of a cozy fire while “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” plays in the background. But before that? No way.

Thankfully, UIC Radio does not go on a Christmas music extravaganza, so you can listen to a range of genres without one sleigh bell in the accompaniment. Be it rap, house, alternative, or just the classic rock’n’roll, UIC Radio’s got something for everyone.  Check out the station at  or see what’s the latest and greatest on everyone’s radio shows by visiting

So what do you think? Is early Christmas music a joy you can’t get enough of? Or do you dread hearing it over the sound systems every time you walk into a department store?<a href="" target="_blank">Take Our Poll</a>

There is only one Christmas group I can stand to listen to all year round, and that is the Trans Siberian Orchestra. If you’re not familiar with them, they are a rock holiday music band that takes classic Christmas songs and gives them an edgy twist. Here is my personal favorite, “Wizards in Winter,” complete with what I think is the most impressive Christmas lights display I have ever seen:

Enjoy the holidays!

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