NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 21: Members of Earth is Our Mother sing Christmas carols at Petronsino Square as part of "Make Music Winter, December 21" on December 21, 2017 in New York City.

Everywhere you go there is Christmas music playing! It’s the most wonderful time of the year. There are only so many Christmas songs, just 100s of versions of each. So you’re bound to hear a song many many times throughout the season. And certain ones will catch your attention no matter what you are doing at that moment. But have you ever wondered what the most distracting Christmas songs are? Scientists believe that songs with beats per minute (BPMs) paced at 50-80 are best for productivity. These songs make great background noise helping listeners to be calm and alert while increasing concentration.

With this in mind, our friends at Workamajig, a project management software company,  analyzed the BPM of the most played holiday songs. In doing so they were able to determine those that are the most distracting. And coming as a shock to everyone on the planet Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You is not the most distracting. Instead on this list, you’ll find a lot of holiday classics by “the greats”. We are listening to songs from Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Andy Williams, and more.

Do you find these songs distracting? Chances are you at least found this article distracting enough to read it. So they did derail your concentration for a few minutes. Hey it’s Christmas it’s not like anyone in your office is actually working these days. These are the 10 most distracting Christmas songs ranked 1-10.

  • 10. Adeste Fideles (Bing Crosby)

  • 9. Jingle Bells- Remastered 1999 (Frank Sinatra)

  • 8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Judy Garland)

  • 7. Please Come Home For Christmas- 2013 Remaster (The Eagles)

  • 6. Christmas Dream (Perry Como)

  • 5. Caroling, Caroling (Nat King Cole)

  • 4. Santa Tell Me (Ariana Grande)

  • 3. It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (Andy Williams)

  • 2. The Happiest Christmas Tree (Nat King Cole)

  • 1. Mele Kalikimaka (Bing Crosby)

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