I think it does. It reminds us of Christmases past and adds those memories to the present day activities. However, that being said, I believe that starting them a month or more in advance of this holiday has dampened their effectiveness in this regard, to some degree.
Well duhh! Yes!
No I normally just get annoyed; and I change the radio station. It's like hearing goody two shoes christian music or something.
Not until right before Christmas...