It’s the most wonderful time of the year…or is it? According to one British psychologist, listening to Christmas music is bad for you, at least in regards to one’s mental health. The holiday season seems to start earlier and earlier every year and at some retail outlets, Christmas decorations actually fight for shelf space against Halloween costumes.
Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You," may make you feel all warm and fuzzy right around Thanksgiving, but hearing it on repeat for four to six weeks might actually drive you insane. You might be worried about messing up Christmas plans or sending out too dorky of a holiday card like these celebs, but those holiday anxieties will feel like a drop in the bucket compared to the eye twitch you've gained from the omnipresence of Michael Bublé's holiday songs. Here are all of the ways Christmas hurts you, no matter how big of a holiday ham you are.
Stores Are Playing Christmas Music Earlier And EarlierPhoto: Hallmark Channel
Christmas Music Reminds People Of All The Things That They Need To Get DonePhoto: STXfilms
Christmas Music Can Highlight Grief And LossPhoto: Warner Brothers
Hearing The Same Song Over And Over Can Lead To The "Exposure Effect"Video: YouTube
It Can Get Offensive For People Who Don't Celebrate ChristmasPhoto: CBS
People In Retail Suffer The MostPhoto: Dimension Films