As soon as I have to turn my seat warmer on in my car and take my Uggs out of my closet, “Last Christmas” by Wham! and “Santa Tell Me” by Ariana Grande make their way to the top of my Spotify queue.
Some of my friends may think I’m crazy for jamming out to “Jingle Bell Rock” before post-Halloween candy is on sale at Hen House, but it’s never too early to start listening to Christmas music.
Actually I take that back — Christmas music shouldn’t be playing in the spring or summer. Don’t get me wrong, Christmas music is great and all but that doesn’t mean anyone should be sitting by the pool singing Christmas carols on a hot July afternoon.
Nothing makes me happier than listening to Michael Bublé’s Christmas album on shuffle while snuggled up in a fluffy blanket with my favorite light green fuzzy socks — even if it happens to be a couple of weeks before Halloween.
Some people say, “It’s Halloween so why don’t you just listen to Halloween music?” Let me make myself clear — I don’t patiently wait half a year to listen to Halloween music. I wait half a year to listen to the far superior Christmas music.
Christmas music brings feelings of joy and cheer: spending time with family, sipping hot cocoa on a chilly day, decorating the house and tree. Halloween music makes you want to stop whatever you’re doing and do the monster mash or walk like an Egyptian.
Maybe I’m a little biased because Christmas is my favorite holiday and Halloween is one of my least favorites. But then again, how often do you hear someone say, “I can’t wait to hear “Purple People Eater” again this year!”
Of course I listened to Halloween music on Halloween while I passed out candy with my friends, but that doesn’t mean it’s better than Christmas music. And you can bet that the day after Halloween I went right back to singing “All I Want for Christmas is You” on repeat with Mariah Carey because it’s (almost) never too early to start listening to Christmas music.