You are a brave man Dan, I would rather stick knives in my eyeballs! Heck I can barely listen to Christmas music in Dec.I'm listening to Christmas music!!
Well, previewing it, anyways.
As a church choir director, I use the summers to schedule out repertoire for the coming season. Because our Chr Concert is a HUGE deal (many moving parts, lots of rehearsal, etc.), I get right on it when Choir returns in Sept.
Which means picking stuff in July/Aug.
"Joy to the world, the Lord is come..."