Early, constant holiday music can lead to stress, unhappy feelings

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Typically, the day after Thanksgiving – or sometimes before – Christmas music hits the radio air waves. However, psychologists say the early holiday cheer and music can harm your mental health.

Psychologists have said the early holiday music can upset some people.

“If the tunes start too soon and people tend to have stress responses to the holidays, it activates those stress responses early to shop or to produce a perfect holiday,” said Dr. Scott Bea with the Cleveland Clinic. “If people are prone to that perfectionism, hearing Christmas music too soon can create those associations and ramp up the tension before anything is really happening.”

One poll shows that almost 25 percent of Americans believe that listening to Christmas music is the most stress-inducing part of the holidays. – READ MORE

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