Each fall, many people complain when "The Munsters" theme gets replaced by "Jingle Bells" on the radio. The change happens pretty much immediately after Halloween, giving us nearly two full months of Christmas music.
I try to avoid listening to holiday tunes until after Thanksgiving, but that is quite difficult when they're all over the radio. It's not that I don't like Christmas music; it's that I'm not ready for it yet.
Many of us get tired of Christmas music by the time the holidays are over, and I think that's understandable. "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" only sounds good the first few dozen times each holiday season.
But is there a way we could push Christmas songs back into late November and beyond?
If you thought the answer was that we need more Thanksgiving songs, Nicole Westbrook could be your rescuer.
Her song "It's Thanksgiving" has taken the Internet by storm, amassing more than 7 million views in about a week on YouTube.
To put it nicely, the song is not very good. It has drawn comparisons to Rebecca Black's "Friday." Those who are familiar with Black's song realize that's not a good thing.
But love it or hate it, "It's Thanksgiving" is at least well-known. DJs can start mixing it in with Adam Sandler's "Thanksgiving Song" if they so choose. Unfortunately, they don't have many more Thanksgiving songs to pick from as far as I know.
Let's hope Westbrook, 12, has started a trend.
As bad as her song is, maybe musicians are brainstorming Thanksgiving-related lyrics at this moment. Or, maybe we'll be complaining about hearing Christmas songs on Nov. 1 next year, too. Thankfully, there are iPods.