Christmas music may be bad for your mental health, psychologist says

Must See 19/11/2019

If you aren't to big of a fan of Christmas music, then you will be pleased to know that leading Psychologists are warning against listening to it for the sake of your mental health.

Linda Blair, a clinical psychologist spoke to Sky News to prove the claim.

“You’re simply spending all of your energy trying not to hear what you’re hearing,” Blair told the outlet. She explained that the repetitive playing of Christmas music in one's car, home, or even at stores, reminds people of all the things that they need to do before the holiday dawns upon them. 

Blair said that store workers are "more at risk" of being mentally drained by the repetition of the cheerful and thematic Christmas music. According to her, listening to the same songs repeatedly makes it difficult for employees to "tune it out" and they are "unable to focus on anything else". “Christmas music is likely to irritate people if it’s played too loudly and too early,” Blair told Sky News.

But, the claim by Blair has seen a bit of backlash with many feeling like listening to Christmas carols and other festive tunes seem to improve their mental health.

The claims by Linda Blair come not long after Mariah Carey's popular Christmas song 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' was voted most annoying.