Is it too early for Christmas music?

Ava Juiliano, Staff Writer

Christmas music provides people with the true Christmas spirit. From the joys of  cookies, to the carols of angels, the varieties of the cheerful music is pleasantly listened to when the snow first hits the ground. While Christmas music is normally only played around the time of Christmas, there are some who listen to it even right after Halloween. Whether if it is coming from the radio, your phone, or a laptop, some just can’t wait to hear the joy that is played right in front of you. 

The most popular Christmas music to this day was produced after World War II. During the Great Depression era, more of children’s Christmas music was produced, such as, “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” in 1939, as well as ballad-type songs such as, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” in 1944. These songs have remained the best selling singles of all times as of 2018. 

Nicole Weisz, teacher at Central York High School says that she doesn’t feel like Christmas music to only be played around Christmas time, but should be played when it starts to get chilly and the first set of snow hits the ground. 

“I would say the season is more of my favorite holiday, because I can spend more time with my family, and there is time to enjoy the holiday.” 

When she was in High School,  she had a part time job at Bath and Body Works. Around this time of the year they would listen to Christmas music. Because of this, she did not have a favorite song; however, she did have a least favorite Christmas song. 

“There was a very funky song from a Christmas CD. It was in 2003 that was called, Purple Snowflakes, I can still hear it in my head. 

Some may say that it is too early to listen to Christmas music because it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but Weisz says, “Well are there Thanksgiving songs?”

British clinical psychologist Linda Blair says she believes that listening to Christmas music causes stress triggers. 

“You’re simply spending all of your energy trying not to hear what you’re hearing,” she says.

More exposure to the cheery tunes causes a mental drain for employees and irritates shoppers. Stores like Ulta, Sears, and Michaels are already playing Christmas music for their shoppers and employees.