holidays are a stressful time. For some people, that stress can be compounded by the prevalent – and in some cases, inescapable – Christmas music.
Though there hasn’t been any intensive research on the topic, a few surveys in the last decade have found that some portion of Americans don’t really like Christmas music. RELATED: US Capitol Christmas Tree arrives in DC for 2021 holiday seasonAn often-cited Consumer Reports survey from 2011 found that 23% of respondents said they dread seasonal music around the holidays.
Meanwhile, a 2017 survey by Soundtrack Your Brand found that 17% of U.S. shoppers dislike Christmas music. That survey also found that 25% of retail staff in both the U.S.