Arpaio began blasting continuous Christmas music during the holiday season back in December 2005, and it became an annual tradition that only served to irritate inmates instead of filling them with holiday cheer.
The sheriff has resigned himself to only playing Christmas music -- which includes tunes from Andrea Bocelli, Elvis, Julio Iglesias and Alvin and the Chipmunks -- for two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening.
There are some interfaith songs for people of the Mormon and Jewish faiths as well as Agnostics.
The cutback on Christmas music hasn’t seemed to dampen Arpaio’s holiday spirit too severely.
Asked Santa for a new jail and all I got was a candy cane! He got a turkey from me! Not a bad exchange... pic.twitter.com/eQnkzEunQG— Joe Arpaio (@RealSheriffJoe) December 15, 2013