My wife plays Xmas music as early as she can, and certainly by Thanksgiving. I’m sure she does in her car.
The solution, to my ear, is to take the Sedingerian solution and start on the 1st of December. Traditionally, that’s when he has started Your Daily Dose of Christmas. Which is actually Advent, but that’s just me being pedantic.
Child of Winter – Beach Boys. There’s a Beach Boys Christmas album from 1964, but this song isn’t on it because it came out a decade later. I heard this on a Warner Brothers Loss Leader, which the late Dustbury cataloged so well.
You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch – Thurl Ravenscroft. From The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. I LOVE Thurl’s voice.
Hamildolph – Eclipse 6. I must have gotten this from Kelly Sedinger.
12 Days of Christmas – Bob and Doug McKenzie. I have their whole album on vinyl.
Mele Kalikimaka – Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters. An incredibly corny song that’s nevertheless been covered a few times.
Christmas Is A-Comin’ – Leadbelly. My father owned an LP on which this song appeared.
Must Be Santa – Bob Dylan. Must be.
The Holly and the Ivy -· Nowell Sing We Clear. I saw Nowell We Sing Clear live in the Capital District at least thrice in the late 1970s and 1980s
Christmas Time (Is Here Again) – The Beatles. The core of this song was on the Beatles 1966 Christmas record they sent out to their fan club. This track is on the Free as a Bird CD Single and I do have it, of course
So it begins.