Humbug: The Top Christmas Songs That Distract Iowans [LIST]
'Tis the season! The holiday spirit is in the air and Christmas music is on your radio, it could also be keeping you company while you work. But is Christmas music good for productivity?
The website Workamajig set out to figure out what Christmas songs are more distracting, and which may aid in productivity. The results are a bit surprising. It turns out the songs with a higher BPM (beats per minute) are far more distracting.
The most distracting Christmas tunes
The top 10 most distracting are:
10: Adeste Fideles by Bing Crosby
9: Jingle Bells by Frank Sinatra
8: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Judy Garland
7: Please Come Home for Christmas by The Eagles
6: Christmas Dream by Perry Como
5: Caroling, Caroling by Nat King Cole
4: Santa Tell Me by Ariana Grande
3: It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Andy Williams
2: The Happiest Christmas Tree by Nat King Cole
1: Mele Kalikimaka by Bing Crosby
Some favorites and true classics in there, right? As far as the best holiday songs for boosting your productivity go, those would be:
10: Linus And Lucy by Vince Guaraldi Trio
9: The First Noël by Andy Williams
8: The Christmas Waltz by Frank Sinatra
7: The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) by Nat King Cole
6: Christmas Time Is Here by Vince Guaraldi Trio
5: O Christmas Tree by Tony Bennett
4: Happy Holiday / The Holiday Season by Andy Williams
3: Silver Bells by Bing Crosby
2: Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee
1: Carol of the Bells Mykola by Dmytrovych Leontovych
As you can see, a couple of artists made both lists, including Ol' Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra.
At the end fo the day, if you love Christmas music, you'll probably find you're not negativly impacted by the songs with a higher BPM. If you're not a huge holiday music fan, you'll likely be negativly impacted by whatever Christmas song is playing.