Christmas is right around the corner and approaching fast. It won’t be long now before we start hearing the strands of that familiar Christmas music in the air at work and in stores as we do our shopping.
Many studies have shown that music affects the way people act and it can have an impact on emotions. Restaurants tend to play faster music during lunch hour to encourage the customers to eat and go so the table will get cleared for other customers.
No matter what you’re doing, have you ever noticed how certain music affects how you feel? Upbeat lyrics with a snappy tune can make you feel better while those soft, heartache blues can make you ache inside. There’s no doubt about it – music plays an important part in our life all year long.
When you hear songs, it paints a vivid word picture in your mind and can stir your memory, make you laugh, make you long, make you feel happy and want to share the gift of your love and generosity. It creates a sense of well being and sets just the right mood when it’s time to entertain.
During the holidays, we often have the chance to spend time with our friends and colleagues in a more relaxed atmosphere without the pressure of deadlines. When you hear certain Christmas music, it immediately creates an atmosphere and that’s what you’re looking for when you entertain during the holidays.
People don’t attend parties because they don’t have anything better to do. They come for the enjoyment, for the pleasure of company and to spend time with people they care about.
Hearing those old, favorite Christmas songs can liven up a party and you might even get an impromptu sing along. When you’re planning your party, you’ll want to think about the people who have accepted the invitation and take into consideration the kind of music they enjoy as well.
You don’t want to pick songs that would drown out conversation. While songs about grannies getting run over by reindeer might make kids laugh, some of your business associates might not appreciate it at a more upscale gathering.
Think about what type of atmosphere you’re trying to convey when you select the Christmas music. Are you looking to have a party that’s more heartfelt and intimate? Or are you looking for a party where the place will rock? The kind of music you choose will have an influence on the mood of the attendees.
If you’re having a theme-based get together, you can even use Christmas music to enhance the particular theme of your party. You can use a mixture of holiday songs so that there will be something on the list that everyone likes, too.