The minute Halloween ended, people stopped listening to "Thriller" and "The Monster Mash" and switched to "Last Christmas" and Michael Buble's entire Christmas album. That means almost two months of Christmas music. Doesn't two months of the same few dozen songs get old? How many times can we hear about Mommy kissing Santa Claus or Elvis's blue Christmas before we completely deplete our love for Christmas music?
Christmas is my favorite time of the year: family get-togethers, good food, lots of cookies, and everyone sharing the same holiday cheer. You can't deny that there's a special feel to Christmas that is unique to the few weeks leading up to the holiday. The songs during this time of the year add to the sentiment of the season and almost define the Christmas season. When we start playing these songs during fall, they get jaded and lose their effect. If the Christmas songs weren't synonymous with Christmas, they wouldn't be as exciting. Playing them the minute Halloween ends will change the identity of the songs, and they will lose their power.
Playing Christmas music at the beginning of November overlooks Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is such an important holiday in the U.S. and doesn't deserve to live in the shadow of Christmas.
Plus, there are so many Christmas songs that get old after hearing them a few times. There are many good Christmas songs, but others make me want to tear my hair out. We all know, you gave him your heart last Christmas, and because of that, you're going to have the worst holiday this year. The first few times this song plays, we can sympathize with you, but after, the song is complaining about the same loser for months on end, and we're over your drama. And we all learned our lesson about Rudolph years ago. There is no need to listen to his life story over and over—maybe a nice reminder once a year, but not every hour in department stores.
If we continue extending the Christmas season for so long, we will eventually lose our love for the holiday. Save the Christmas songs for the right time of the time of the year.