Writer Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk (twitter @ArtsWriter) has an article over on mlive:
MLive.com - Too early for Christmas music on the radio? Readers, listeners sound off
Some comments from a person featured in the article:
"This ruins the joy Christmas brings," ... "By the time Christmas is here the wonder and joy of the sounds of the season has already lost its magic and it becomes annoying. I will NOT be listening to these stations so I can enjoy the season when it gets here."
Writer Cort Gatliffin has an article over at yellowhammernews.com:
yellowhammernews.com - (Vote) When is it acceptable to start listening to Christmas music?
Some of his readers sounded off with comments like these:
Christmas music simply can’t be appreciated appropriately before Thanksgiving,” ... “That’s just the way it is.
The poll on the article asks: When is it acceptable to start listening to Christmas music?
November 1 - 30.1%
December 1 - 10.0%
After Thanksgiving - 52.1%
All year - 7.8%
There's nothing wrong with Christmas music really.
It's wonderful music, and honestly if you love it and want to listen to it all year go for it.
But when everyone suddenly kicks off the Christmas music right after Halloween, the message is that we'd rather skip the season of Giving Thanks.
Respect The Turkey!