I have a list of Christmas songs I hate, and most everything that plays on the radio is on it. Traditionally the Christmas music in the background at my family is Manheim Steamroller, Vienna Boys Choir (or similar boys choir), or Trans Siberian Orchestra. There may be a few pieces from The Nutcracker making their way into my holiday playlist, but mostly because my dad is gone and can't argue against it any longer. And whenever possible, the choir songs are in the original languages.
I'm a music nerd. So is my sister. Neither of us can stand the incessant Christmas pop music that starts the day after Thanksgiving. If I'm at someone else's party and it's playing in the background I'll try to ignore it or translate the lyrics to Latin (because why not?), but if I'm in charge of the music, it will not be played.
ETA: Went to look up the lyrics for Christmas Shoes. That's just weird. I didn't even listen to it, but the story is enough to make me want to curl up into a ball and avoid the glurge of the rest of the season.