Winter Clearlight here, again, to officially welcome you, once more, to ChristmasWatch 2012! With Thanksgiving having passed us by, we are down to 32 remaining days, and the excitement is starting to build more than ever. Without a doubt, every person here has, at least once, been exposed to that most obvious of Christmastime symptoms, the music.
Christmas music: Beloved holiday staple, or incessant maddening repetition? And why is it people seem committed to choosing one of those two options over any other? An article on NBC.com offers some possible reasons. As noted by a University of London Ph.D, within the article, many people fall victim to an effect caused by constant repetition. It notes that people listening to a song they enjoy continue to gain more enjoyment out of it over repeated listenings, up to a point, at which point, their interest falls through entirely. Exhaustion follows.
On the other hand, there is a magnifying effect on whatever mood the season brings out in people. People who worry about the holidays, and end up with a lot of stress related to them, have a more negative reaction since the music reminds them of all those worries. On the other hand, people relaxed and focused on the happy part of the holidays react positively to the music, whether through thoughts of the past, or of what is to come yet.
And of course, if you think you might be one of the latter types, who never gets tired of the music, we here at Christmas Central have some great options for you. First, we’ve got many lovely strings of lights, all shapes and sizes, that blink and play music whenever you like, the lights keeping time with the sound. String them along your tree, or in the hallway, or any place that you’d like a bit of music.
And if you’re feeling particularly ambitious, we always have the Mr. Christmas Light and Motion Shows. With a bit of work, and some normal light strings, these devices can turn your entire house front into a synchronized light show to play along with the music included! Just plug in your various light strings into the devices, select your mode, and enjoy the multitude of songs and shows that it will give you. Stage your own shows for the entire neighborhood with these devices, and give your decorations a tone that no normal light set up could imitate.
Counting down with all of you, this is Winter Clearlight. 32 to go, lets hope it doesn’t go slow. And that’s the way Christmas is.