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1957: Three young carol singers give their rendering of a Christmas song in the falling snow. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

It’s holiday season, and that means your company may be playing Christmas music! I remember working in retail, and I would get SO sick of the same Christmas songs playing on repeat all month long.

As it turns out, some Christmas songs can actually make you more productive than others. The experts at Workamajig, a project management software company did a fun study on which Christmas songs are the most distracting.

The group found that certain Christmas songs can actual help you maintain focus better, while others are very distracting. In the study, they found that songs with beats per minute paced around 50-80 are the best for productivity.

On the other hand, these were the songs that were the worst for productivity…


  • "Mele Kalikimaka" 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" The Eagles

  • "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" Judy Garland

  • "Jingle Bells" Frank Sinatra

  • "Adeste Fideles" - Bing Crosby