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#1 User is offline   Liz 

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 02:11 AM

Who Knew? Christmas Music Could Be Bad For Your Mental Health

'You're simply spending all of your energy trying not to hear what you're hearing,' one clinical psychologist has observed

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by HealthZette Staff
10 Nov 2017 at 10:16 AM

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Stressing before Christmas? Listening to the cheerful, jolly music will not help you relax, a British psychologist said.

In fact, listening to Christmas music could harm a personís mental health, clinical psychologist Linda Blair told Sky News.

Blair said the continuous playing of Christmas music in the car or at stores reminds people of all the things they need to do before the holiday arrives.



"You're simply spending all of your energy trying not to hear what you're hearing," Blair told Sky News.

Blair said store workers were "more at risk" of being mentally drained by the array of cheerful music. The same songs being played constantly makes it hard for employees to "tune it out" and "unable to focus on anything else."

"Christmas music is likely to irritate people if it's played too loudly and too early," Blair told Sky News.

The Tampa Bay Times reported Best Buy began playing holiday music on October 22, making the electronic store the first to stream the songs. A few days later, other stores such as Sears, Ulta and Michaels followed suit.

Mood Media's programming executive, Danny Turner, told the Tampa Bay Times that he urges stores to stop playing novelty music because it could annoy customers.

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The first part of the video is about mosquitoes. I have no idea why it's included in a story about Christmas music. :shrug:
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 02:33 AM

What a load of crap.

Oh sure, there are morons who hate Christmas and won't rest until everybody else hates Christmas too. But they're already mental, so I doubt there's any danger the music can somehow make it "worse".

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 03:21 AM

View PostMontyPython, on 11 November 2017 - 02:33 AM, said:

What a load of crap.

Oh sure, there are morons who hate Christmas and won't rest until everybody else hates Christmas too. But they're already mental, so I doubt there's any danger the music can somehow make it "worse".

:rolleyes:

I believe most of the annoyance is caused by the "commercialization" of Christmas and the fact that the Christmas season starts in October or even earlier and lasts well into January and beyond.
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 04:39 AM

Opening up another front in the War on Christmas?

View PostLiz, on 11 November 2017 - 03:21 AM, said:

I believe most of the annoyance is caused by the "commercialization" of Christmas and the fact that the Christmas season starts in October or even earlier and lasts well into January and beyond.

:exactly: :yeahthat:
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 05:52 AM

It was fine when it started after Thanksgiving.
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 08:35 AM

I don't mind Christmas music. I enjoy it and I play it myself. What I mind is hearing "Jingle Bell Rock" four times an hour for six weeks.

Most radio stations are commercial enterprises and secular institutions. So, it makes sense that they would play unreligious Christmas music like "Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer" and the Chipmunks' Christmas Album instead of Christmas carols like "Joy To The World" or "We Three Kings." Yet, this detracts from the fact that Christmas is inherently a religious holiday. This year, I intend to seek relief from the fortieth playing of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and all its parodies by tuning to the local radio stations which are explicitly Christian and play actual Christmas carols. If that doesn't work, I'll have to rely on CD's or no music at all. Anything would be better than hearing "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" sixty times.
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 08:47 AM

Rubbish.

1---You have the traditional classics that we all love.

2--(at least in the uk), you gave great modern Xmas pop and rock classics, like Merry Christmas Everyone by Slade, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day by Roy Wood* and Wizzard, The Power of Love by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and many others. I actually look forward to hearing these 60s/70s/80s classics on tv and radio and piped into whatever shopping mall/precinct/supermarket I am in. Christmas or not they are just great pop/rock songs.

*---whom I just saw in concert on Wednesday night. And yes he closed the show with it. Met him and Paul (Manfred Mann) Jones at concerts in the same week. You don't meet a pop/rock legend, then two come along at once........

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:04 AM

There are ways to avoid it if you don't want to hear the crappy, and seek out what you like. I like the music in A Charlie Brown Christmas.

The worst is working in a department store from October to January.

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:09 AM

View PostMartin, on 11 November 2017 - 08:35 AM, said:

I don't mind Christmas music. I enjoy it and I play it myself. What I mind is hearing "Jingle Bell Rock" four times an hour for six weeks.

Most radio stations are commercial enterprises and secular institutions. So, it makes sense that they would play unreligious Christmas music like "Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer" and the Chipmunks' Christmas Album instead of Christmas carols like "Joy To The World" or "We Three Kings." Yet, this detracts from the fact that Christmas is inherently a religious holiday. This year, I intend to seek relief from the fortieth playing of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and all its parodies by tuning to the local radio stations which are explicitly Christian and play actual Christmas carols. If that doesn't work, I'll have to rely on CD's or no music at all. Anything would be better than hearing "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" sixty times.


You forgot the never ending, multi version, everyone has to have and must be played like every third song, Feliz Navidad. That is the most irritating and annoying song ever created!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also they should leave off the sad songs like The shoes or what ever the name of that song is that is so sad. Christmas should be of joy not sadness.
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:18 AM

Maybe they are listening to the wrong Christmas music.

Gary Hoey Christmas tunes are awesome!!!

https://youtu.be/6exIwh2VhBM
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:26 AM

Well the threat Grandma getting run over by a Reindeer can be stressful......
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:28 AM

View Postspt, on 11 November 2017 - 09:09 AM, said:

You forgot the never ending, multi version, everyone has to have and must be played like every third song, Feliz Navidad. That is the most irritating and annoying song ever created!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also they should leave off the sad songs like The shoes or what ever the name of that song is that is so sad. Christmas should be of joy not sadness.

The Shoes? I never heard that one.


A Merry Little Christmas is bittersweet. If you've had a bit too much 'celebration', it's downright depressing.
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:29 AM

View PostLadybird, on 11 November 2017 - 05:52 AM, said:

It was fine when it started after Thanksgiving.

The Christmas music starts November 1st at Midnight where I live...😵
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:31 AM

View Postspt, on 11 November 2017 - 09:09 AM, said:

You forgot the never ending, multi version, everyone has to have and must be played like every third song, Feliz Navidad. That is the most irritating and annoying song ever created!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also they should leave off the sad songs like The shoes or what ever the name of that song is that is so sad. Christmas should be of joy not sadness.

I like Feliz Navidad, but I hate that shoe song.🙀😾
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:36 AM

Trans Siberian Orchestra

Mannheim Steamroller

I never get tired of those.
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:36 AM

I believe "The Shoes" refers to this (apologies to Moderator):


The Christmas Shoes
NewSong
It was almost Christmas time, there I stood in another line
Tryin' to buy that last gift or two, not really in the Christmas mood
Standing right in front of me was a little boy waiting anxiously
Pacing 'round like little boys do
And in his hands he held a pair of shoes
His clothes were worn and old, he was dirty from head to toe
And when it came his time to pay
I couldn't believe what I heard him say
Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my mama, please
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry, sir, daddy says there's not much time
You see she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes would make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful if mama meets Jesus tonight
He counted pennies for what seemed like years
Then the cashier said, "son, there's not enough here"
He searched his pockets frantically
Then he turned and he looked at me
He said mama made Christmas good at our house
Though most years she just did without
Tell me Sir, what am I going to do,
Somehow I've got to buy her these Christmas shoes
So I laid the money down, I just had to help him out
And I'll never forget the look on his face when he said
Mama's gonna look so great
Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my mama, please
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry, sir, daddy says there's not much time
You see she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes would make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful if mama meets Jesus tonight
I knew I'd caught a glimpse of heaven's love
As he thanked me and ran out
I knew that God had sent that little boy
To remind me just what Christmas is all about
Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my mama, please
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry, sir, daddy says there's not much time
You see she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes would make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful if mama meets Jesus tonight
I want 'er to look beautiful if mama meets Jesus tonight

Songwriters: Eddie Carswell / Leonard Ahlstrom

Edited to add: I'd sooner hear dogs barking "Jingle Bells" than this maudlin tripe.

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:44 AM

I don't like the songs, but who cares, I just off tune and let them fall into the background. Only a snowflake would ever be bothered by music that it disagrees with. Hell I hate spanish music AND Rap. Yet they both have a right to play them.
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:54 AM

Christmas Wrap is good too

Snoopy Christmas is a must around Christmas for me

Also Patrick Swayze Christmas is a classic and Rusty Chevelet.....
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 10:20 AM

I like the Christmas song by the Waitresses

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=2SzjDOk_u9I
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 10:24 AM

View PostBuckwheat Jones, on 11 November 2017 - 10:20 AM, said:

I like the Christmas song by the Waitresses

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=2SzjDOk_u9I

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