A recent survey shows that Christmas tunes while driving affects the mood and behavior of 88% or 9 out of 10 drivers.
Almost 62% or 6 out of 10 drivers said that when listening to a well-loved song while driving they are less irritated by the other road users and more considerate to both pedestrians and motorists. Almost 17% of them said that they felt irritated more quickly by the bad decisions of the other road users when they are listening to Christmas tunes they do not like. They were also less likely to show politeness while driving.
The survey was made on 1, 040 drivers and shows that the most cringe-worthy song is Mariah Carey – ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ (1994), followed by Paul McCartney- ‘A Wonderful Christmas Time’ and the Jackson 5 – ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’. Overplaying is also to be blamed for many of the ‘hate list’ songs, the Performing Rights Society saying that Mariah Carey’s pop is the second most played song during Christmas time, on the first place being Pogues and Kirsty MacColl – ‘Fairytale of New York.’
The best loves Christmas song is Nat King Cole – ‘The Christmas Song,’ followed by Louis Armstrong – ‘White Christmas’ and Pogues with Kirsty MacColl – ‘Fairytale in New York.’