I just thought I’d go on record –

As I turned on the radio and discovered that on this day, the eleventh of November, exactly two weeks before Thanksgiving, the Twin Cities Light Music station had started playing Christmas music. . . .

. . . I was . . . well I was torn.

First – It’s two weeks before Thanksgiving! Let us have Thanksgiving. I make it a rule to not listen to Christmas music until Thanksgiving Friday.

Second – It’s not good if we’re sick of Christmas music on the fifteenth of December – and this will make it more likely.

And yet . . .

Third – I get a jolt of joy when I hear it. Christmas is coming!