Why you love (and hate) Christmas music - the psychology


Christmas Music Psychology
Christmas music. It's here, it's there, it's everywhere. It's at work, it's at home, it's in your head. Starting earlier each year, if you've managed to avoid it so far, it's only going to get harder. 

Why do we do it to ourselves and why do others to it to us?
Let's look at who's to blame for the bauble bombardment of joy that is Christmas music.

Retailers

Research has shown that getting the perfect balance of those Christmas bangers can make shoppers feel 'more positive' about their environment. Although not everyone is easily influenced by the Christmas bombardment, some studies show that Christmas music can also have an adverse effect on holiday sales.  Christmas shop - is retail bad for our health at christmas?

 

Yourself

 
It's November 1st, you cannot wait a single day long and you ask yourself - can I start listening to Christmas music? 

Let me ask you some questions: Do you like Christmas Music?  Do you feel you will get sick of them by Christmas? 

If you answered Yes to the first question and No to the second then knock yourself out!

But be warned, psychologists say that hearing the same songs over and over could make working folk unable to focus on anything else during the day. In others, Christmas music can trigger stress symptoms, as the 25th looms ever closer.

The Artists

Let's not forget the people who made the musical beasts- the artists themselves. Seasonally music sells well because people are looking for something new, but with that same warm, familiar seasonal vibe. It's also a time of the year that people are happy part with some of their cash. Christmas Musicians

 

We'd love to hear what your favorite Christmas tune is - comment below!