...Disapproval would be folly.
So the radio stations here in the DFW Metroplex have begun playing continuous Christmas music. My guess is that your radio dial has been similarly afflicted.
Now, don't get me wrong. I like Christmas music. A quick look into my iTunes library shows over 600 songs - that's nearly a day and a half of holiday tunes.
And it's not that I really fault them for starting mid-November. I would prefer they wait until after Thanksgiving, but I understand the need for Yule. As a child I would smuggle my parent's Reader's Digest Christmas collections into my bedroom as early as September.
No, the problem I have with playing Christmas music on the radio when the Halloween decorations are still out is that this leaves a lot of air time to fill, and they will play just about ANYTHING that mentions "Christmas" or "Holiday" or even "snow."
And quite frankly, a lot of it sucks fruitcakes.
Now, I'm not going to mention specific songs or artists for fear of offending my loyal readers. Plus, I'm not in the habit of thinking "That was lousy. What was it called again?" so I really don't have a list handy.
I will, however, mention that since we left the Wasatch Front, hearing anything by Kurt Bestor come over the airwaves is a very rare treat. If only all Christmas music were as enjoyable as his.