It's the curse of the season: dreadful music

This is the season of peace and joy and good will toward men, yet it's also a time when we experience the dark side of the holidays: bad Christmas music.

You hear it in malls, airports, supermarkets, elevators and restaurants. You hear it at office parties and holiday get-togethers, and no amount of spiked eggnog can blot it from your consciousness. It unnerves you. It drains you. You want to run away.

Even songs that once lifted your spirits have been bastardized by Muzak and techno-pop influences. Now they're used by businesses to create what's called "retail theater," where everyone is chipper, humming along and raring to spend money.

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