Tis the season I abhor. November 12, the day after Remembrance Day, unofficially marks the beginning of the Christmas season. Malls are full, decorations are out, and chocolate is appearing everywhere. Although there are a few things I do enjoy about the holiday, namely the food and candy canes, there’s one part I absolutely cannot stand: Christmas music. It is the most repetitive, nauseating, and excruciatingly catchy genre of music. For over a month it plays in every store on every station and overtakes the internet. And then there’s always that one family member who has every Christmas album Michael Bublé has released and plays them on repeat in their house. The horror has already begun as a classmate started humming a familiar Christmas carol today! The fact that the songs are inescapable and we know every line makes it that much worse. I always catch myself singing along and bopping my head every time I hear Jingle Bell Rock. Since it’s unavoidable, I will just have to suffer until December 26. I’m already counting down the days till I can escape this jingle hell.