By Grace Vasquez
I love the holidays but I like every holiday to have his own time for celebration. I mean, give me a break, I’m still putting away our Halloween decorations! So I feel a little out of sorts when I see Christmas decorations and music already playing in the stores and commercials running on TV. Can we get through Thanksgiving first?
I’m not alone. A psychologist says that hearing Christmas music too early or in a loop, so the music plays over and over, is actually bad for our health.
Clinical psychologist Linda Blair explains the constant barrage of Christmas carols too early in the season forces people to stress out over all the things they have to do to get ready for Christmas. 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,” Blair tells Sky News.
I love Christmas music! In my house we play it non stop but all AFTER Thanksgiving. After October, we get our home ready for Thanksgiving…and then Christmas! Stick with the program retailers and radio! ~grace