I don’t know who needs to hear this, but November 1st does NOT mean it’s time to start playing Christmas music. Cut it out.
According to clinical psychologist Linda Blair, 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. “You’re simply spending all of your energy trying not to hear what you’re hearing.”
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 it’s played too loudly and too early,”
Best Buy is leading the pack, hitting you with the in-store Christmas music as early as October 22nd, while one store in England put their Christmas shit out in July. F*cking JULY!
Seriously though, who the hell wants to hear about dashing through the snow before it’s even Halloween? Christmas music kinda of sucks for the most part and starting it early is now being PROVEN to piss people off, so how about no. Don’t do it.
Christmas music should never ever begin before December and should promptly be stopped the day after Christmas ends. Not when the snow melts, not when you take your Christmas lights down sometime in February, December 26th.