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Cafe Customers Complain About Early Christmas Music

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

Shoppers always complain the Christmas season begins earlier every year, and this year, those lunching at Pret A Manger cafes in New York City were treated to Christmas carols starting last week. Only the Pret A Manger in Rockefeller Center, home of the big tree, managed to override the apparently mistaken holiday tunes coming from corporate headquarters. As one patron told the New York Post: I've heard of Christmas in July, but this is August.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.