Are you sitting comfortably? Good, for I have a story for you. It’s only a little one.
OK, then. Well, the Grinch’s first move towards stealing Christmas involved slipping magical things into the music systems in shops.
These magical things were some variety of timer, set to go off immediately after Hallowe’en. And set to start playing Christmas songs on the 1st November.
And there is nothing which the poor workers can do about it, except suffer for an entire month longer than is necessary.