Christmas Carol Madness — and how to stop it
Protect your mind from the annual onslaught of Christmas carols. A leading mind control expert tells us how.
It's not uncommon to hear people complaining about Christmas music once December finally rolls around. Most people think there is altogether too much of it. So why do companies persist in playing music that their customers don't want to hear? The answer lies in outdated marketing studies.
Back in the 1970s, some marketing studies showed that when stores played festive music, their customers stayed longer buying more products, and more expensive products, too. The most effective of those festive tunes were the well-known Christmas carols. Almost immediately, word got out to all of the retail stores, and the Christmas music barrage began.
Well their marketing certainly worked, sales increased. So many stores decided to run the music longer and longer, earlier and earlier. Eventually the music began being played before Thanksgiving at the end of November, and then somehow Thanksgiving became absorbed into the Christmas season. And here we are, with people hating Christmas music more and more.
I don't know about you but the closer it gets to Christmas, the faster I go into stores and the faster I run out. Trying to get my shopping done quickly as possible before my brain gets fried by the music…
But unless and until the sales start to go down, the marketing "experts" are unlikely to change their tunes. Short of a massive boycott of stores playing Christmas music, what can we do to mitigate the effects? Do we have to allow our minds to be affected by this excess Christmas cheer?
When you are being attacked by attempted mind control, it's best to talk to a mind control expert. So we asked Master Hypnotist Professor Jay Tee how we can help ourselves. Jay Tee has over 20 years of experience in working with people's minds, on stage, in corporate seminars, and in online hypnotherapy.
Professor Jay Tee agrees that the music has gone a little bit too far. "Make that a lot further than they should have gone. I believe that if those same studies were reworked today, the conclusions would be different. Many people at this time of year suffer from excess stress caused by Christmas carols in shopping malls and stores."
We know that hypnotherapy is used to help the mind make changes that it cannot do easily by itself. But is there some technique we can use to protect our minds from the dastardly effects of Christmas carols?
"Yes there is," Jay Tee laughs. "Whether you are Christian or not, you can quickly learn to reassociate the true holiday cheer of Christmas with the music. If you find yourself feeling frustrated or becoming angry while there is Christmas music playing hold everything and just stop!
Take a moment and step aside, but stay where you can still hear the music. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and remember why you're here in the store. Who are you shopping for? Think about your family or friends that you're getting the gifts or food for. Remember happy times you have spent together.
Now allow yourself to smile, thinking about one particular good experience you had together. And as you smile, listen to the music once again. Actually listen to the music and the words and remember that this is the time of year for family, for giving, and for loving.
The whole process should only take about two minutes. Do this several times, and you'll find yourself feeling more and more cheerful despite the previously annoying music. In fact, the music will become part of your Christmas cheer again. Now, take a final deep breath, get out there, and finish your Christmas shopping!"
Perhaps someday the marketers will learn to tone down their musical demands. But don't hold your breath. Until then we can practice Professor Jay Tee's technique and train ourselves to enjoy the holiday season — and even the shopping!
Professor Jay Tee can be booked for shows, seminars and online therapy through his website at www.Superunconscious.com
Professor Jay Tee