‘Tis the Season for Holiday Albums

Before y’all get too tired of listening to seasonal tunes, let us plug a few festive records that offer a burst of holiday cheer. Best enjoyed in high spirits.

A Charlie Brown Christmas – Vince Guaraldi Trio
“Smooth sounds great for sipping eggnog or hot cider (both usually mixed with rum).” — Matt

Jingle Cats
“The perfect way to annoy your coworkers during the holidays.” — Glynnis

The Singing Saw at Christmastime – Julian Koster
“Best listened to when taking a walk outside in the snow!” — Daniella

A Very Special Christmas 3 – Various Artists
“I’m normally circle pitting around the Christmas tree while playing this record.” — Keith

A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector – Phil Spector
“I usually have this playing while decorating the tree.” — Pete

When My Heart Finds Christmas – Harry Connick Jr.
“Harry’s got a killer backup band, and I challenge anyone to find a holiday tune that’s more fun than ‘(It Must’ve Been Ol’) Santa Claus.'” — Leah

Holiday Giveaway: Pick An Album, Snag A T-Shirt

Warmest greetings of the season from the crew at Murfie. We’re crossing our fingers that you have a gingerbread, sleigh ride and hot cocoa filled holiday. As a warm and fuzzy thank-you for being our friend, we want YOU to have a Murfie T-shirt. (Plus, some Murfie store credit.)

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For a chance to win the tee and $10 of store credit, leave a comment to this post with your favorite holiday album before midnight CST on Monday, December 24, 2012 Tuesday, December 25, 2012. Be sure to fill in your name and email address (your email is not published). Please, one answer per email. Three things to keep in mind:

  1. You must include the link to the album page off Murfie. For example, https://www.murfie.com/albums/various-artists-an-old-world-christmas–2
  2. There will be FIVE winners! :) The winning entries will be picked at random.
  3. If you have a facebook or twitter account, please give a shout-out to this contest.

All of the winners will be notified by email during the week of December 24th. Good luck XO

Albums For Every Relationship Status

Recently the Operations Manager at Murfie reminded everyone of the upcoming holiday known as Black Tuesday Valentine’s Day. I had managed to suppress any thought of this holiday and was pretty content with living an illusion. But now, like a beacon of light, was an email, allowing all those who were hitched or tied up to receive the day off, in honor of Valentine’s Day and in an effort to avoid any “fighting.”

At first, this seemed like a thoughtful and awesome gesture. Significant Others all over the Ops Room must be rejoicing! And then I realized, I have no signif other, nor am I a signif other. Hold up, hold up, hold up. That means that all SINGLE Ops staffers will be scheduled to work together on Valentine’s Day. Can you imagine what the vibe in that room is going to be like? Red flag.

I immediately sent out an email to all my co-workers. Who wants to date me so we can get the day off?

Rate of response: 0

At least it made for a kind of funny blog post…?

Here’s a variety of albums for every type of relationship status you may have this Valentine’s Day. And if you’re single – stop by Murfie HQ on February 14th. Us single Opsters will be dressed in black. Wine and heart-shaped pizza will be provided.

Newly “Single”
Rilo Kiley – Under the Blacklight
or…
Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway
or…
Puddle of Mudd – Come Clean

Wanting to be in a Relationship
Dashboard Confessional – A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar

In a Relationship, but you “don’t believe in being Facebook Official”
Usher – Confessions

In a Relationship
A’ight Murfie-ites, this is your challenge. Share an album that you think does a good job of characterizing “In a Relationship.” Because I sure as hell couldn’t come up with one. I wanted to go with something feminine and carefree, but female albums these days sound more like “You don’t need relationships, you don’t need a man, yeah single ladies!” So please, suggestions welcome. In the comments section below.

It’s Complicated
John Mayer – Battle Studies

In a Domestic Partnership
Juno – The Soundtrack

Engaged
Colbie Caillat – Coco

In an Open Relationship
Ke$ha – Animal

Married
Phil Vassar – Phil Vassar

Can’t. Stop. The. Christmas. Music.

Serious question. After the holidays are over and done with, how long is it socially acceptable to play Christmas music? Sometimes it’s really hard for me to put down the Mannheim Steamroller. And the Nat King Cole. And the Bublé. To be sure, holiday classics are difficult to say goodbye to – BUT I really don’t want to get a bad rep of being a holiday nut.

This is a serious problem, so please help by responding to the poll.

Holiday Hours at Murfie HQ

Whenever people ask me what the difference is between our ops team and robots, I say it’s that ops staffers like Christmas cookies. So please, let them eat gingersnaps and snickerdoodles this holiday season. [Aside: here’s 25 YUM-YUM holiday cookie recipes.]

Starting Christmas Eve on Saturday, the crew at Murfie will be taking a little time off for some eggnog, jingle bells, and of course cookies. Our hours of operation will change to:

Christmas Eve: 8am – 4pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Day after Christmas: 8am – 12am
New Year’s Eve: 8am – 4pm
New Year’s Day: Closed

If you happen to request a download outside of these holiday hours, your download will get processed the next open business day. In addition, our Help Desk will not be open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. If you submit a support request on any of these days, we will get back to you the next open business day.

xoxo
The crew at Murfie

Holiday Giveaway: Make a Guess

Ladies and gents, here’s your chance to win some Murfie swag! This holiday season, we’re gifting one human being with a custom T-shirt, stickers, and $25 Murfie account credit. The prize is yours if you can guess how many pounds of plastic we just recycled (see photos below for a visual; we recycled 17 boxes sized 4 x 4 x 4 feet). The guess closest to the actual weight wins.

   

For a chance to win the Murfie swag, leave a comment with your guess before midnight CST on Sunday, December 18, 2011. Make sure your guess is in pounds, and be sure to fill in your name and email address (your email is not published). Please, one guess per email. The winner will be notified by email during the week of December 19th.