Now that the Santa Claus parades have passed or are underway, the message is clear: It’s time to focus on Christmas. And with that comes seasonal music.
Some people can’t get enough of the stuff. Witness all the radio stations that flip to all-Christmas music starting around Halloween. That temporary format shift brings results in massive ratings year after year.
The music industry has responded, too. While I was away over the last two weeks, I received no fewer than 40 notifications of new Christmas songs/recordings for 2019.
Others feel that it’s now too easy to OD on Christmas music, leading to a situation where the stuff is bad for your mental health.
So let’s try to settle this with a poll. How do you feel about Christmas music?
A poll on Christmas music. What's your attitude towards it?— Alan Cross (@alancross) November 18, 2019