Skip to comments.Christmas Music Can Harm Your Mental Health, Psychologist Says
Posted on 11/08/2017 1:40:48 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Christmas Music Can Harm Your Mental Health, Psychologist Says
November 8, 2017 2:45 PM
CBS Local Are you one of those people that cant stand hearing Christmas songs months before the holiday actually arrives? Does hearing festive carols weeks before Thanksgiving only make you upset that you havent eaten your turkey yet? A psychologist in Great Britain says your reactions dont make you a Grinch because too much Christmas music is actually bad for your mental health.
Clinical psychologist Linda Blair claims the constant barrage of Christmas tunes too early in the season forces people to remember all the things they have to do before the holiday. Blair says the songs are a reminder to buy presents, cater parties, organize travel, and all the more stressful chores during Christmas.
Youre simply spending all of your energy trying not to hear what youre hearing, Blair tells Sky News.
The psychologist added that store workers are most at risk for being worn down by the catchy beats. She states that hearing the same songs over and over each day make workers struggle to tune it out and they become unable to focus on anything else.
Christmas music is likely to irritate people if its played too loudly and too early, Blair explained to reporters.
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War on Christmas bunk........
These days I go out of my way to avoid hearing Christmas Music.
Are you saying she blew the diagnosis? ;-P
>>The psychologist added that store workers are most at risk for being worn down by the catchy beats. She states that hearing the same songs over and over each day make workers struggle to tune it out and they become unable to focus on anything else.
As opposed to nauseous ad nauseum spins of taylor swift, katy kerry, et al like I hear in many shops and fast food places? Ugh.
My boss started on the 2nd. Luckily I have an extensive punk and metal library to block it.
Wal-mart already has Christmas displays up.
Back in the day, Johnny Carson got irritated at one of his sponsors for putting Christmas ribbons around the onstage appliances before Thanksgiving. During the live commercial break, he left his desk, went onto the set and ripped the ribbons off mid-commercial. It was hilarious.
Silver Bells makes me sick to my stomach. Others to a lesser degree.
Every time I hear Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas is You”, it makes me want to take out my flamethrower.
No mention of “Dominick, the Italian Christmas Donkey”. I heard that once a few years ago and still convulse at the memory.
This is the first shrink I’ve agreed with since Bob Hartley.
constant Christmas music is great starting December 23. There are only so many Christmas songs and far fewer good ones so they are overplayed on hourly rotation
[Silver Bells makes me sick to my stomach. ]
I’ve never heard a more depressing Christmas song than this one....
The Hallmark channel started with the Christmas programming in SEPTEMBER!!!!!
But otherwise? Scrooge Lives.
I heard Dominick the Donkey for the first time about 3 years ago. Had no idea it was 50 years old.
Well hey, if it wasn’t for that song, I wouldn’t have known that it doesn’t snow in Africa at Christmastime.
My immediate thought, too!
Vapid, navel-gazing, self-absorbed British twits. Whatta lousy song. Not one redeeming thing about it, at all.