Maybe I am being overtly suspicious. Maybe my timing is wrong. Maybe the shopping malls thinkÂ we tend to shop more if they play some funeral-like instrumental Christman hymns. Maybe they can’t afford Pavarotti or Mozart licence fee. Maybe, just maybe.
But I have been to the same shopping mall thrice in two days. And each time, it is like 2-3 hours long. I was looking forward to some ‘O Come Ye All Faithful’ or ‘Hark The Herald’ but what I heard was only sombre Christmas instrumental.
Why ah?Â Did I missed out any latest news?Â I know that last year, the radio wasn’t allowed to play any Christmas hymns with Jesus’s name in it.Â But this also apply to shopping malls?Â Aiyor, the retailers rugi lah likedat.Â Christmas is the season when everyone (i.e. non-Muslims) tend to spend.Â ‘Tis the season for giving.Â Bonus time.Â Western style.Â The feel-good month when everyone wants to buy, buy, buy.Â So, how?Â Am I wrong or really, no Christmas songs heard over public places?Â Aiyor, Jesus’s nameÂ kena banned kah?