The holidays are coming, the holidays are coming!!! Do you have a plan? Do you have a musical plan? People feel very differently about holiday music. It seems to me that most people love it but I have had numerous clients and friends who absolutely don't like it and don't want to hear the first note of it.
People have all kinds of memories tied in with holiday music and for many, many people, holidays were times when certain family members got drunk (or high) and totally ruined the holidays for everyone.
For me, holiday music and Christmas music is totally connected to warm, cozy, loving, exciting memories. I feel the anticipation that I felt as a child when holiday music starts playing! Because I never feel like I'm ready to give it up in early January, I decided this year to start playing it in early November. And not because it puts me in a shopping mood because it really doesn't. No, I'm listening to it because it does help me cope with the stress of company, money management issues, and traveling to far-away places.
Do you have a stress management plan? Is music a part of it?