I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Christmas music, and like Jesse my radio dial does not stray from the holiday music station until 12/26.
I can literally talk about this all day. My thing is, I like the classics, pretty much anything from the 40's to the 60's. I want the Rat Pack, Tony Bennet, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, etc. LOVE that stuff.
What I hate? NEW CHRISTMAS SONGS!!! They almost ALL suck. They're either insipid covers of tunes performed MUCH better by older performers (Michael Buble cannot do Burl Ives, sorry) or silly pop songs disguised as holiday fare (if I hear that gd Mariah Carey song again I am going to vomit).
I also hate Christmas songs that are downers, John Lennon I am looking at you. "war" and "fear" and two words you can leave out of my holiday celebartions, thank you. And that stupid we are the world song or whatever whining about how "there won't be snow in Africa this Christmas." Guess what? There won't be snow here in Virginia either!
I don't mind the Springsteen one so much, although I am always annoyed when he starts laughing near the end of the song, I assume when Clarence starts capering in his jolly Santa suit. Meh.
My favorite Christmas song, bar none, is the one I NEVER get to hear but maybe once a year: "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas." Man, that thing is dope!