Holly Hays, of the Indianapolis Star might be considered a lunatic. But...if you're reading this site, then you'll be happy to know that Holly is just.like.all.of.us. Except she admits that she listens to Christmas music the entire year.
From Holly's piece:
October is officially over, marking the unofficial start of the holiday season. And we've put together the perfect playlist to help get you in the holiday spirit.
And who better to assemble a premature holiday playlist than someone who listens to Christmas music all year? That's right. I, Holly Hays, being of sound mind and filled with Christmas cheer, listen to Holiday Jamz in July. And August. And whenever I darn well please.
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Is it because you work retail and you have to listen to the constant loop of Christmas music (or Muzak) at your store and you feel like you are going insane? Welp...that might actually be happening.
Via Business Insider:
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."
First....sorry if you hate it. But for the rest of us? It gets us in the spirit. And, retailers are trying to drive the 'spirit of the season' moving all of us to spend, spend, spend, right?