All I Want for Christmas is Quiet

Overplayed Christmas songs could actually be harmful

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Christmas music; everyone has an opinion on it, whether it be good or bad. But after hearing Mariah Carey and Michael Buble for what seems like the millionth time before December has even started, lots of people definitely get tired of the festive tunes.

On Business Insider.com, they say “According to clinical psychologist Linda Blair, relentless festive tunes can be mentally draining. ‘People working in the shops at Christmas have to [tune out] Christmas music, because if they don’t, it really does stop you from being able to focus on anything else,’ Blair told Sky News. ‘You’re simply spending all of your energy trying not to hear what you’re hearing.’”

Besides becoming annoyed from these merry jingles, they can bring stress about money, traveling, and all the other duties of Christmas time. Therefore, Christmas music could actually be bad for mental health.

As Blair stated, stores can often be the worst culprit of this Christmas music captivity. CTV News says that, “Christmas music can become irritating enough to shoppers, but for those who work in retail, the never-ending playlist of silver bells and ho-ho-ho’s in the background can be a slow form of torture as they struggle to tune it out.”

Junior Hayden Essley says “Christmas music is cool at first; it gives me a little bit of nostalgia. But around actual Christmas time, it gets really boring and tiresome. It just really annoys me by that point.”

These catchy tunes, if listened to in moderation, will still give the happy nostalgic feel of the