I live in a small town just outside of NYC. For the last two years, the town has broadcast REALLY LOUD Xmas music on loudpeakers all over town, for the entire month of December. Everyone I’ve spoken to–even Christians–find this annoying and intrusive. I wrote to the mayor last year and he said it was done through money donated by a private citizen, not with town funds.
My complaint is two-fold: first, I object to having Christian music accost me every time I walk down the street. Second, it is REALLY CRAPPY MUSIC, like what you’d hear on a 1971 rerun of Lawrence Welk. I could deal with Handel or Bach, but not Andy Williams!
So, do I have a case? I’m going to write the mayor again and ask him to please spend the money on something everyone could enjoy, like floral decorations. But I know he’ll just go, “lousy heathen!” and throw my letter away.