Back in July, when I was spending my lunch reading in my fancy pool in the backyard. I would hear the ice cream man rolling down the street...playing Christmas music. In July. It actually took me a few times before I fully recognized what I was hearing.
I have to admit, it was a little confusing to my brain. Hearing Christmas music while sitting in a pool in 95+ degree weather. It felt wrong. Also, who makes Christmas music for ice cream trucks? Isn't the ice cream truck a summer occurrence? I don't recall actually seeing the ice cream truck out around Christmas. Maybe he got his hands on a special ice cream truck Christmas mix and thought, "shit I have this great mix, but I don't run during the winter...might as well play it now". Although now that I think about it, maybe it's to make us feel like it's winter outside, even when it's really a 83 degree November day here in Burbank.
I understand that whatever the reason, the ice cream truck driver went with the Christmas music. However, for the few days before Halloween, he went to normal ice cream truck music. Only to go back to the Christmas music for Halloween day. This ice cream truck DJ is really a mystery to me. At least now as I listen to the fifth Christmas song in a row from him (how many kids live on this street that he's out there for five songs) I think, at least it's starting to feel a little more Christmassy...if I close my eyes and pretend it's not really 83 degrees out.
***there is an ice cream truck that cruises around Burbank that is awesome. It's silver, very clean and cool...they play Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, etc. If that ice cream truck were to make it to my street, I would be running out for ice cream every day...Cause ice cream doesn't get cooler than that!***