But guys, you're not listening. You might not like it but as I said, I am not aware of a single AC station where switching to Xmas, even before Thanksgiving, has hurt them. First, it makes money for AC stations, some of whom might switch formats if it weren't for those big Xmas dollars at the end of the year.
But it also is a big hit with the public. You might say you don't like Xmas music so early. So listen to all the other stations on the dial. Some AC stations score ridiculous ratings increases in December thanks to Xmas music.
I'm pretty sure WLIT Chicago would have switched formats by now if they didn't increase their ratings, some years FOUR times their normal ratings. And it has nothing to do with how warm the weather is. WSSK Honolulu often doubles their normal ratings in December, even though it might be 80 degrees outside. Their listeners don't mind hearing about a White Christmas or Sleigh Rides. WWRM Tampa has trouble staying in the top 10 the rest of the year. But it zooms to #1 in December. So it has nothing to do with weather.