It’s the most wonderful time of the year, unless you HATE Christmas music, like some Mad Rock listeners apparently do…

A psychologist in Pennsylvania broke down the reasons why holiday music can be stress-inducing.

The main one being if the songs serve as a reminder of a bad memory or experience, especially from childhood.  It can also be mentally draining, especially when it’s played non-stop (which we don’t do, by the way).

Not to mention, if it reminds you of everything else that’s stressful about the holidays like buying presents, decorating, and cooking for groups of people.

From the psychologist’s perspective, it’s best to uncover the root of the stress.  But when it does come on, maybe play your own music on a pair of headphones and, of course, you can avoid it in your own house and car, if it bothers you that much.

You can also ease up on the so-called “requirements” of the holiday season.  Quote, “It’s taking more control and doing things as you feel can fit into your lifestyle.”

And, in case you’re wondering, here’s Mad Rock’s plan for playing Christmas/Holiday music this year:

  • 1 Christmas song an hour Mon 11/29 thru Sun 12/20
  • 2 Christmas songs an hour Mon 12/21 thru Sat 12/25

That’s not too crazy or overwhelming, is it?

 

(Fox News)

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