Let the record show that Starbucks stores started playing Christmas music on Monday, November 8 -- almost three weeks before Thanksgiving. In the last two days, I've been at three different Starbucks stores (one in Skokie, IL and two in Evanston) where customers complained -- and angrily. I asked one barista why they're playing the music so early. "Because the corporation told us to," she said. "Call 1-800-STARBUCKS to complain." That's on my to-do list.