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US Christmas music may take mental toll, psychologist says

23:46  09 november  2017
23:46  09 november  2017 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Clinical psychologist Linda Blair says listening to Christmas music too early into the holiday season may affect mental health by triggering feelings of stress. Hearing a Christmas song can spark thoughts of all the things you have to do before the holiday, like shopping, party planning and traveling.

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For those who would rather do without "Jingle Bells," a psychologist in Great Britain thinks you may be on to something.

Clinical psychologist Linda Blair says listening to Christmas music too early into the holiday season may affect mental health by triggering feelings of stress. Hearing a Christmas song can spark thoughts of all the things you have to do before the holiday, like shopping, party planning and traveling. 

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A psychologist in Great Britain says your reactions don’t make you a Grinch because too much Christmas music is actually bad for your mental health. “ Christmas music is likely to irritate people if it’s played too loudly and too early,” Blair explained to reporters. [ancplayer video = “3759278”].

Feel like a Grinch because you hate Christmas music ? You may be on to something, one psychologist says . Listening to Christmas songs too early into the holiday season may harm your mental health, one psychologist says cbsn.ws/2zveEGQ pic.twitter.com/g69uVp4qcH.

As the clock ticks down to December 25th, you may feel overwhelmed by your to-do list, and being constantly reminded by the sound of sleigh bells ringing (and ringing and ringing) does not help, Blair says. 

People who work at malls face a higher risk of Christmas-music induced stress, she says.

Hearing the same songs over and over each day could make workers struggle to "tune it out" and they become "unable to focus on anything else," Blair told the UK's Sky News. "You're simply spending all of your energy trying not to hear what you're hearing."

In what is known as the "Christmas creep," it seems like the holiday season starts earlier and earlier at U.S. retailers. Some stores even start putting out their Christmas decorations and playing holiday music in October.

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In fact, listening to Christmas music could harm a person’s mental health, clinical psychologist Linda Blair told Sky News. “ Christmas music is likely to irritate people if it’s played too loudly and too early,” Blair told Sky News. The Tampa Bay Times reported Best Buy began playing holiday music on

A psychologist in Great Britain says your reactions don’t make you a Grinch because too much Christmas music is actually bad for your mental The psychologist added that store workers are most at risk for being worn down by the catchy beats. She states that hearing the same songs over

While retailers like Target have promised to cool the "Christmas creep" and focus more on Thanksgiving during the month of November, others start promoting Christmas in the fall. The Tampa Bay Times asked top retailers when they start to play Christmas music, and found that some start more than two months before the holiday.

a screenshot of a cell phone: The Tampa Bay Times asked retailers when they start playing holiday music -- some do as early as mid-October. © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. The Tampa Bay Times asked retailers when they start playing holiday music -- some do as early as mid-October.

Out of all the retailers surveyed, Best Buy started their Christmas tunes the earliest -- over two full months before Christmas Day. Sears/Kmart and several others chime in on November 1st. Target and many other big retailers start their Christmas music on Black Friday, which is traditionally the start of the holiday shopping season.

If you have ever felt like a Grinch for disliking holiday music, Blair's explanation seems to make sense: that familiar jingle can exacerbate the stress you experience during the holidays.

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