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When is it appropriate to start listening to Christmas music?

Jon: November 1 works for me. I personally do not put the Christmas playlist on until after Thanksgiving, unless there is a snowstorm, in which case I would play Christmas songs that do not specifically deal with Christmas, like “Let It Snow” and “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm.” But I am not upset to hear Christmas music after November 1. I will, however, actively complain about Christmas music if somebody plays it before Halloween.

Ava: I know it’s kind of a cop-out answer, but I don’t think it’s ever “too early” for Christmas music. Yes, certain songs are annoying, but there are annoying songs of every genre! While I’d personally refrain ‘til at least after Halloween, I can’t imagine being so much of a Grinch that I got upset over the sound of “premature” Frank Sinatra and jingling bells.

Kyra: I’ll say it: Christmas Eve. I think Christmas music is overrated, and I will only listen to it on the holiday.

Connor: Day after Thanksgiving, literally at 12:01 a.m. it’s time to throw on the Polar Express soundtrack and let Josh Groban serenade you.

Colin: Exactly what Connor said. 12:01 a.m. right after Black Friday. Just because Thanksgiving doesn’t have a huge selection of songs doesn’t mean we can substitute that with songs for a different holiday.

Emma: Wegmans starts playing Christmas music on December 1. While I appreciate the holiday theme, I will tell you that there is nothing worse than the grating sound of Christmas music on repeat during a horrifically busy day of dealing with nasty customers at Wegmans shop. This has made me not want to listen to Christmas music ever… but sometimes I’ll allow it if it’s actively snowing.

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