For The Record: When is it okay to start listening to Christmas music? |

For The Record: When is it okay to start listening to Christmas music?

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Each week, The Park Record asks residents and visitors to weigh in on a topic of interest. The Halloween decorations are coming down, the candy stashes are already dwindling, and for some, that means one thing: It’s Christmas time, baby! But how early is too early? When do you start listening to Christmas music?

Courtney Mulhern, Salt Lake City
December 1st! I actually have it marked on my calendar to remind myself.

J.C. Brown, Chicago
Back in Chicago, there’s a radio station, 93.9, and they play it round the clock starting Dec. 1. So for me, that’s tradition.

Marcus Jeter, Pittsburgh, Penn.
I’ll go with December 1st. Day after Thanksgiving is just a little too soon for me. I’ll tell you what I want to hear, though: Mariah Carey, “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”

Kelsey Mulhern, Chicago
The day after Thanksgiving. I’ve heard some people say “when it starts snowing,” but I like to do one holiday at a time.

Donna Hoffman, Pittsburgh, Penn.
Never! No, I’m kidding, I love Christmas music. But it starts too soon now. By the time Christmas comes around, you’re sick of it. Christmas starts the day after Thanksgiving.

Quotations have been edited for clarity and length.

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