I grew up in a working class neighborhood in America during the 1950s and 1960s. Everyone had Christmas trees and everyone decorated their homes in one way or another. No one carolled. Ever.
I loathe radio stations and stores that play nothing but Christmas carols from the week of Thanksgiving through Christmas. I like carols - I also like jazz, country music, rock, hip-hop and a ridiculous percentage of current pop music - but I don't like being inundated by one and only one genre, all over the goddamned place, for a solid month.