Today I voluntarily turned on Christmas music.
No, not because the US is finally past Labor Day, or some silly time-related rule like that.
...honestly, I don't have rules about when it's okay to listen to Christmas music. I listen to what appeals to me, when it appeals to me (unless I'm in an office shared with co-workers) - it's one of the best parts of adulthood!
But I've been tasked with writing the Christmas play for a local international preschool/kindergarten, and today I finally started making real headway.
I know it is important to include suitable songs, and was seeking inspiration for a carol to break up two scenes. So I turned to all the Christmas albums I've saved to my computer. I didn't keep it on for long.
Story of my life - in theatre, music, or retail, I'm always a season ahead.