All I want for Christmas is you … Merry Christmas everyone … Last Christmas … Come into Christmas … Little Drummer… Rockin ‘Around the Christmas Tree … Love them or hate them, there’s no way street shops will refrain from listening to Christmas tunes. So expect to hear the likes of Mariah Carey, Slade, Wham, Elton John, and Bing Crosby humming (or cutting!) Over the airwaves when you’re Christmas shopping.
Every year, billions of people celebrate the holiday season and make a list of Christmas gift ideas for moms, dads, relatives, friends, and coworkers. Street shops are slashing prices considerably in an attempt to attract Christmas shoppers. Deals include half-price toys, 70% off perfumes, one-third off Advent calendars, to name just a few.
Bah Hum Bug!
But what discourages some people from buying, most of the time, is the hype that comes with this festive time of year. Those nauseatingly cheerful decorations. Those disgustingly happy Christmas songs. It is supposed to be a religious holiday that celebrates the birth of Christ. They even call it “Christmas”. What is it about?
While some believe Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the music and decorations we all know and love, others passionately loathe it. However, that doesn’t necessarily make them curmudgeons. Christmas, let’s face it, is slowly turning into a spending party.
If you walk into a store, you can’t help but get hit with signs that scream Buy Christmas presents for men! Christmas gifts for women here! All your Christmas gift ideas for Mumhere! SELL, SELL, SELL! BUY, BUY, BUY!
Playing Christmas music in stores really drives customers away
For one thing, it makes us feel good when we listen to festive tunes. Create a Christmas atmosphere, whether you’re at home, at a party, or Christmas shopping. But, according to the researchers, instead of encouraging shoppers to spend Christmas gifts for men, women, girls, boys, yada yada yada, Christmas songs are actually putting people off.
Rather than customers becoming more generous when purchasing Christmas gifts for him or her, the “power” of Christmas music is having the opposite effect on shoppers. Research has shown that more and more people prefer not to listen to Christmas music and, if necessary, to play it in December and not before.
You no longer have to face Christmas crowds or maddening music
The shops on the street are always full of people. So is it better to shop for Christmas gifts online or endure the crowds in stores? One way to avoid the music and store décor entirely is by shopping for Christmas gifts for Mom, Dad, friends, and everyone else, online. The internet is gaining traction on the high street, with more than half of UK consumers shopping online.
In today’s online world, you no longer have to venture out to buy Christmas newspapers. Now, you can buy everything you need on the strange and wonderful web, from the comfort of your home.
The benefits of shopping online
Here’s why online shopping is great:
- You don’t have to spend a lot of time looking for a parking lot
- No more battles your way through the masses
- You do not have to carry your purchases while you continue shopping
- No hassle leaving
- Reduced risk of unnecessary waste
- Your gift is delivered directly to your door
- Access to unusual products that others have not yet purchased or have not purchased
To buy online or not to buy online, that is (not anymore!) A question.