Christmas seems to come sooner every year, and it won’t be long now before we start hearing familiar Christmas tunes at work, at the mall and on the radio. Studies have shown music can affect the way people act and feel. Upbeat lyrics with a snappy tune can make you feel better, while those soft tones and sad lyrics can make you feel down, too. There’s no doubt about it – music plays an important part in our life all year long.
Song lyrics and tunes can stir your memory, make you laugh, make you smile, 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 can often spend time with our friends and family in a relaxed atmosphere that can be enhanced by music. When you hear certain Christmas songs, it immediately creates a holly jolly holiday atmosphere, and that’s what you want when you entertain during the holidays. People don’t attend parties to be dragged down. They come for fun, for the pleasure of company and to spend time with people they care about.
Hearing favorite Christmas songs can liven up a party or even inspire a spontaneous sing along. When you’re planning your party, think about the people who’ll be attending and take into consideration the kind of music they enjoy. And remember that you don’t want to pick songs that could drown out conversation.
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? While songs about little old ladies getting run over by reindeer might make kids laugh, some of your business associates might not appreciate it at a more upscale gathering. The kind of music you choose will have an influence on the mood of the attendees.
There are literally hundreds of recorded Christmas songs and carols you can choose for your party, so take some time to look for new variations as well as old favorites. You’re sure to find the mix that will set just the right mood for your event.