You know it's coming. It's a nice change to the routine. It brings back memories, it makes many of us emotional and a lot of it puts an extra jump in your step. It....is Christmas music.
There are so many absolutely beautiful songs and fun stuff like Bing Crosby's "Mele Kalikimaka." I can't can't wait to hear that one.
But, I'm alarmed by a new study. A researcher, a clinical psychologist, has found "being surrounded by Christmas music for extended periods of time can be mentally draining, especially for retail employees." You may have experienced it.
The psychologist says it's an issue for many employees "who have to hear their workplaces' holiday soundtracks on a seemingly endless loop throughout the workday," and, "As retailers start the holiday shopping season earlier and earlier, this can start to take a greater toll on their workers."
Just wait. I'll bet someone who doesn't identify as Christian will say they're offended by the Christmas music and others will be empathetic and call for a ban.
Mele Kalikimaka, friends. Mele Kalikimaka.