Here are the 10 most entertaining Christmas songs
Play Christmas music while you work? Think carefully about the Christmas tunes you choose. A recent study by project management software company Workamajig reports that while some songs can actually help you stay focused, others do the opposite.
According to the study, songs with rhythmic beats per minute between 50 and 80 are best for productivity and can actually help calm listeners. Others, with much higher beats per minute ratios, are ranked on the distracting list.
Here are the 10 most entertaining Christmas songs, according to Workamajig, followed by the 10 best songs for productivity.
The most entertaining
- Mele Kalikimaka – Single Version, Bing Crosby
- The Happiest Christmas Tree, Nat King Cole
- It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Andy Williams
- Santa Tell Me, Ariana Grande
- Caroling, Caroling, Nat King Cole
- Christmas Dream, Perry Como
- Please Come Home for Christmas – 2013 Remaster, The Eagles
- Have a Merry Little Christmas, Judy Garland
- Jingle Bells – Remastered 1999, Frank Sinatra
- Adeste Fideles, Bing Crosby
Better for productivity
- Song of the bells, Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych
- Rockin’ around the Christmas tree, Brenda Lee
- Silver bells, Bing Crosby
- Happy Holidays / Holiday Season, Andy Williams
- O Christmas tree, Tony Bennett
- Christmas has arrived, Vince Guaraldi Trio
- Merry Christmas To You, Nat King Cole
- The Christmas Waltz – Remastered 1999, Frank Sinatra
- The First Christmas, Andy Williams
- Linus and Lucy, Vince Guaraldi Trio
The study also points out that the two most-played holiday songs on Spotify, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” and V’s “Christmas Tree” lean more toward more distraction with 150 BPM and 139 BPM.