Continuous Holiday Music Is Bad for Your Mental Health

November 9, 2018

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Now that we are into November, you will slowly, but surely start to see more Holiday decorations and holiday music at malls and other retail locations! Santa is already ready for his photo op with the kids at local malls too! 

There is one Christmas song that I can hear at any point in the year and I will sing along at the top of my lungs and it makes me happy. 

But I just cannot take continuous, non-stop Christmas songs. It's just too much. I'm more of an everything in moderation kind of girl. How do you feel about hearing Christmas music non-stop through December 26th? Does it make you happier or does it cause a negative reaction?

A study found that when it comes to retail stores the key to making customers spend money is a combination of some Christmas music and certain scents. But what about those that are forced to listen to non-stop Christmas music at work or elsewhere? According to Psychologist Linda Blair, this constant Christmas music is mentally draining because people get so sick of it that they try and tune it out. They expend so much trying to ignore it, that their jobs and other responsibilities are impacted. 

Furthermore, a Christmas song is only appealing the first few times we hear it during the season. After hearing it daily, multiple times we begin to despise the song. 

If you want to be in a better place mentally, putting up Christmas decorations early has been proven to help! If you need me this weekend, I'll be putting up the tree.