Mariah Carey’s wearing thin

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I’m one of those people who loves Christmas and all the festive songs that go with it.

As far as I’m concerned Christmas starts as soon as Halloween and bonfire night are out the way.

It’s the best time of year, so why not stretch it out a little longer?

On my radio show recently I asked my listeners what they thought about hearing Christmas songs in a month that doesn’t begin with a D.

The mixed responses included ‘I play them most months, they’re better than most of the other music out there’ and ‘It should be a hanging offence to play them before December’.

I’ve already dusted off my Christmas compilation album.

Every car journey for the next six weeks will include Christmas Hits from Wham!, John Lennon and Shakin’ Stevens.

I’m pleased to say my daughters are enjoying them too, particularly All I Want for Christmas by Mariah Carey which I had to listen to on repeat on a recent journey.

I’m starting to like it not so much.