UK shop bans modern Christmas music to boost staff morale

The shop says no Christmas songs after the 60s are allowed.
The shop says no Christmas songs after the 60s are allowed. Photo credit: York Gin

A gin shop in the UK has banned cheesy Christmas music for the sake of staff member's sanity.

York Gin has banned any Christmas songs made after the 1960s - that's no Mariah Carey, no Michael Bublé. and no Justin Bieber.

Owner Emma Godivala says constant Christmas tunes would ruin the holiday for her employees. 

"We do love Christmas, but we want our shop to be a cheese-free zone," Godivala told The Guardian.

The shop is situated in a 16th century Tudor building in the historic city of York and does not suit modern music, she said.

"We've tested a lot of songs to see which sound ok and which sound weird. There's a cut off in the 1960s. Anything after that has been banned."

The shop will instead play Christmas carols and music from seasonal ballets. There will also be hits from Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.

"We're confident we'll have the happiest staff and customers around," said Sadie Tanner-Smith, the store manager.

"Our playlist is big enough to make sure no one hears the same Christmas song more than twice in a week."

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