NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 09: Country and Rock N Roll Hall of Fame member Brenda Lee performs at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the CMA Theater on December 9, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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. Maybe it’s that never ending to do list and the fact that you really have no choice. But do you ever feel like you are just a little more productive around the holiday season? There might be a reason for that. Certain Christmas songs have actually been proven to increase productivity. It’s true! 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 conducive to productivity. On this list, you’ll find a lot of holiday classics by “the greats”. We are listening to songs from Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, and more.

Do you find these songs help you get more done? Chances are you at least found this article distracting enough to read it but hopefully, you are getting a lot done this season.  These are the 10 most Christmas songs that have the most positive impact on your productivity.

  • 10. Linus And Lucy (Vince Guaraldi Trio)

  • 9. The First Noel (Andy Williams)

  • 8. The Christmas Waltz- Remastered 1999 (Frank Sinatra)

  • 7. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) (Nat King Cole)

  • 6. Christmas Time Is Here (Vince Guaraldi Trio)

  • 5. O Christmas Tree (Tony Bennett)

  • 4. Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season (Andy Williams)

  • 3. Silver Bells (Bing Crosby)

  • 2. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree (Brenda Lee)

  • 1. Carol of The Bells (Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych)

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