While there will never be an objective "right" time to start listening

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 we can take the advice from Christmas experts and apply their holly jolly judgment to our own lives.

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Parton, who is an unofficial-official Queen of Christmas (she tells TODAY.com that her nieces and nephews literally call her "Christmas Dolly") is no stranger to getting extra spirited in advance of the Christmas season, especially in 2022.

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While Parton has her hands tied with multiple holiday-related projects this year, including the rerelease of her Christmas album “A Holly Dolly Christmas”

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and a new NBC holiday film “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas,” she told Better Homes and Gardens that she still makes sure her home is decorated to the nines

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But what about the Christmas music debate? Parton says the answer is really up to you to decide.

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"I think it’s anytime we feel like it," Parton tells TODAY.com. "It makes you feel good and makes you happy!"

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But Parton has her own routine. She waits until the day after Thanksgiving to get the holiday tunes going in her Tennessee home.

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