Holidaze

The Galleria Is Hardly A Winter Wonderland

Rocks Off, like the rest of you, hasn't finished all of our holiday shopping. Every Christmas, we tell ourselves that we'll begin earlier next year, but it never quite pans out the way we want it to. Ain't that feeling all too familiar?

While we braved the crowds at the Galleria yesterday, we realized that not too many stores were playing Christmas music. No "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Jingle Bells," "Deck the Halls" or even A Beach Boys Christmas. We were amazed.

Don't get us wrong; it's not that we wanted to hear them - some people would even pay not to hear "The Little Drummer Boy" ever again - but Rocks Off was surprised to hear so few stores playing holiday music.

The GAP wasn't playing Christmas tunes, neither was Steve Madden, the Oakley store or Urban Outfitters - though we half expected to hear a reinterpretation of "Frosty the Snowman" by the Black Keys when we walked in. Which, now that we think about it, would be awesome.

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Matt is a regular contributor to the Houston Press’ music section. He graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in print journalism and global business. Matt first began writing for the Press as an intern, having accidentally sent his resume to the publication's music editor instead of the news chief. After half a decade of attending concerts and interviewing musicians, he has credited this fortuitous mistake to divine intervention.
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