Psychologist warns that Christmas songs played on a loop can cause mental health damage
It is the first of November, so someone, somewhere, has pushed that big button that immediately turns all of the Hallowe'en decorations into Christmas ones.
If you think now is too early to be talking about the Christmas season, then you are very much mistaken, as you'll probably remember, we reported on this store which opened their Christmas section 147 DAYS before the day itself.
And with Christmas stores, and Christmas decorations, come Christmas songs.
Two months of Christmas songs.
Or, more accurately, pray for the poor staff members in the stores where those Christmas songs are going to pumped out on an endless loop until the start of 2018.
And guess what? It totally isn't good for you brain to be exposed to that much Christmas music.
Clinical psychologist (and not recovered demon host) Linda Blair told Sky News the following:
"People working in the shops at Christmas have to [tune out] Christmas music, because if they don't, it really does stop you from being able to focus on anything else. You're simply spending all of your energy trying not to hear what you're hearing."
Regardless of your opinion of Christmas songs - if October is too early to be playing, or if they should be played everywhere 24/7 - we can all agree on what is most definitely the single worst Christmas song of all time.
A hip-hop'ified version of 'Drummer Boy', with Bieber claiming "This sounds so good I'm surprised we didn't hear it in the bible", or Busta Rhymes saying we should "Gather round this mistletoe real quick"?
Clip via JustinBieberVEVO