Too much Christmas music is bad for your mental health
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    Too much Christmas music is bad for your mental health

    So says a British psychologist.

    I guess all those people who have started listening to the all-christmas music all the time stations haven't got the word yet.

    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/201...mental-health/

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    Certainly it's bad for MY mental health.
    After extended stretches in retail jobs it gives me Vietnam-style flashbacks!
    Really can't tolerate it at all except perhaps the week of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreddyE1977 View Post
    Certainly it's bad for MY mental health.
    After extended stretches in retail jobs it gives me Vietnam-style flashbacks!
    Really can't tolerate it at all except perhaps the week of.
    And how about those of us who were "forced" to play it for many years in a row, over and over, day after day, hour after hour? Can we file an "injury on the job" claim?

    Facetious, of course. But not really. I have been totally turned off to Christmas music because of my AC radio experience. Any other Christmas jocks feel this way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreddyE1977 View Post
    Certainly it's bad for MY mental health.
    After extended stretches in retail jobs it gives me Vietnam-style flashbacks!
    Really can't tolerate it at all except perhaps the week of.
    Yeah, only had to work in retail for one season at Christmas to notice the repetition in Christmas music (at Wal-Mart for me). Hearing Christmas music just the week of Christmas would likely be enough for me, as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by seatownmedia View Post
    And how about those of us who were "forced" to play it for many years in a row, over and over, day after day, hour after hour? Can we file an "injury on the job" claim?
    Facetious, of course. But not really. I have been totally turned off to Christmas music because of my AC radio experience. Any other Christmas jocks feel this way?
    Fortunately for me, I only worked for small stations, and back then, none of us went wall-to-wall with it until the week of Christmas. And we had a big enough selection, and could play whatever we had, so dj fatigue was limited. And because of turnover at these stations, it would usually be a completely new staff playing these tunes every year.

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    The tunes that played on a loop, over and over for hours, that particularly drove me nuts:

    Christmas in Killarney by Bing Crosby
    I'll Be Home With Bells On by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
    Twelve Days of Christmas by The Muppets
    Toyland by some Ray Coniff-y sounding vocal chorale
    Santa Baby by just about anybody

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