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When Is The Right Time To Start Listening To Christmas Music?
Sara Guillen
When is it too early for the holidays?

Halloween is over!

That means it’s time for Christmas, right? Christmas is one of the most popular holidays here in the U.S. When asking someone what their favorite holiday is, there is a high chance they are going to say Christmas. It’s the winter season, the time for bundling up and drinking hot cocoa by the fireplace, listening to Christmas music—this starts earlier from some. Most people would agree that December 1st is the right time, but some disagree. Again, there is no “right time,” but there is definitely a time people prefer more. Many stores started putting up their Christmas decorations for sale way before Halloween had even passed. Skipping holidays to jump straight to Christmas. The most common dates to start listening to Christmas music are November 1st, November 25th, and December 1st. Some people even argue that all year is the right time! There is no right answer—it is all opinion. 


Random poll conducted on social media about Christmas music start times. (Sara Guillen)


I conducted a small poll on my social media, and the results were pretty split. Even then, majority of voters believe that Christmas music should not be played before December 1st.

Based on a poll conducted by Stylist, 64% of people believe that Christmas music should not be played before December 1st. Yet some individuals start playing “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey the day after Halloween! Songs like “Last Christmas” by Wham! have been played all year long, not just for the holiday season.


The number one spotify Christmas song (Sara Guillen)


There is no surprise that “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey is the number one Christmas song on Spotify, but what are the top five? According to TimeOut, the top five Christmas songs on Spotify are:

  1. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey
  2. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee
  3. “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams
  4. “Last Christmas” by Wham!
  5. “Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms


Which one is your favorite? Do you play that song other than during Christmas? There is no right and wrong to listening to Christmas songs, as long as you enjoy them there is no harm. But, when do you think is the best time to start listening to music?

When Is The Right Time To Listen To Christmas Music?


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About the Contributor
Sara Guillen, Engineer
Grade: 12 Years as an Engineer: 1 How do you contribute to being a Roader? "She was president of the Book Club in 2022-2023, and plays for the Brunswick Tennis team. She is taking Journalism 1, hoping to learn more about journalism." What song do you listen to the most? "Ballroom Extravaganza" by DPR IAN What motivates you? "Sara is inspired by writing, music, art, anything that has to do with creativity motivates her to create new things, and see the creative side that people have." Why journalism? "She looks forward to being a journalist for The Gazette, hoping to read and write many entries."
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