According to a recent study, it has been revealed when it becomes socially acceptable for you to start playing your fave festive Christmas tunes.
How early is too early to play Christmas tunes? Well, thanks to recent studies, there’s finally an answer to that conundrum.
It may surprise you to know that there has actually been quite a bit of research that has been put into Christmas music.
A study has revealed that only 9 percent of people think anytime after December 1 is acceptable to play Christmas. It turns out, many people think it’s actually okay to start blasting them out before that – 26 percent stated that they thought November 1 is just about bearable.
The 2 percent that believes Christmas tunes are never acceptable probably shouldn’t hang out in the same room as the 12 percent who are still tuning into Xmas radio all the way in February still.
As The New York Post observed, eight of the top ten Christmas songs in 2016, were from the years 1944 to 1970 – showing we certainly do love the old holiday classics.
The New York Post also discovered that the biggest fan demographic for Christmas music is millennials. According to this particular research, Generation X is a little more skeptical about getting into the Xmas beats.
However, it may not be the greatest thing for your mental health according to clinical psychologist Linda Blair who informed Sky News in October 2017 that she believed festive music was best to be avoided.
The psychologist used the example of shop workers, who would be exposed to this music for long periods of time: “People working in shops at Christmas have to learn how to tune it out, tune out Christmas music, because if they don’t, it really does make you unable to focus on anything else. You’re simply spending all your energy trying not to hear what you’re hearing.”
So maybe if you’re not being excessively exposed to extremely jolly Christmas tunes, you’ll probably just be fine.
Now that a study has shown that the majority of people find it acceptable to listen Christmas music, tell the scrooges at work to keep quiet whilst you get into the festive spirit.
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