If you hate holiday music (and/or the holidays) then it is perhaps the worst time of year. But I love holiday music. Almost all of it (save for that fucking "Christmas Shoes" song... THE WORST). I even spend some December nights listening to Delilah, just to hear more holiday music. True story. No shame.
The most promising new holiday music addition I've seen so far is the new compilation Holidays Rule, featuring the Shins, Andrew Bird, Fruit Bats, Calexico, and Rufus Wainwright singing "Baby It's Cold Outside" with Sharon Van Etten. YES.