Turns out listening to too much Christmas music is bad for you
Whether you love it or hate it, it's safe to say that Christmas music will be unavoidable after today.
Once Halloween is over, it's Christmas time (for retailers anyway) and no corner in town is passed by without a little festive jingle launched into your ears.
However, according to a recent study, it turns out that listening to too much Christmas music is bad for your mental health.
So... not exactly the best news for the season that we're going into.
According to the study, when we hear festive music it only puts one thing on our minds - Christmas.
As well as being bad for our concentration levels, it could also have a negative impact on our brains.
According to Sky News, psychologist Linda Blair said: “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.
“You’re simply spending all of your energy trying not to hear what you’re hearing.”
However, a study from 2005 found that Christmas music, mixed with a Christmas scent puts people in a good mood.
The study said:
"Results indicate that the effects of adding an ambient Christmas scent are moderated by the nature of the background music. In particular, consumers' evaluations are more favorable when the Christmas scent is in the presence of Christmas music."
What's your take on Christmas music? Love it or hate it?