If you've ever worked retail, you'll know how stressful it can be at the best of times, let alone during the holiday season. The Monday after Thanksgiving, you have to start dealing with even more angry customers when you don't have a certain item in stock. But perhaps the most painful aspect is listening to the same three Christmas songs on repeat.
Writer and director Edgar Wright, who worked on classics like Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, decided to ask the retail workers that follow him which Christmas song makes them go insane, and it's far too real...
The one I hate the most is Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas", but put on anything by Burle Ives and I'm one happy camper— Justin Comic Nerd (@jpomergranite) November 26, 2017
Run DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis” is the greatest Christmas song and it’s not close— AndyLikesThings 🤔 (@andylikesthings) November 26, 2017
They all plunge you into the abyss. I haven't worked retail in a decade and can only just now stand Christmas music again— Sarah Manvel (@typewritersarah) November 26, 2017
Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses, i could listen to all day.— Shaun McAree (@theelusiveshaun) November 26, 2017
Wonderful Christmas Time by McCartney is the worst, though I'm also sick of hearing War Is Over by Lennon too. And I love the Beatles!
Place I was working started playing White Winter Hymnal by the Fleet Foxes which I adore, so that was fantastic. Wonderful Christmastime by McCartney feels like it's been on my entire life whenever it plays, the absolute abyss.— David Green (@DavidpGreen83) November 26, 2017
Huh. Seems the hate for that one is pretty much a universal constant, innit?— Ron McKenzie (@ronniemick) November 26, 2017
When I worked retail the ones that drove me slowly crazy were Little Drummer Boy and Jingle Bell Rock.— Emily Lind (@eflind) November 26, 2017
“Wonderful Christmastime” is my Hulk Rage trigger. Immediately scream and plug my ears when I hear those opening synth notes. 🤬🎄🖕🏻— J. P. Gagen (@jpegfilms) November 26, 2017
I do love the Mormon Tabernacle Choir version of "Dreidle, Dreidle, Dreidle."— Chuck (@ivychat) November 26, 2017
Darlene Love's "Baby Please Come Home" and "All Alone On Christmas" are enduring delights— Music Box Theatre (@musicboxtheatre) November 26, 2017
Worked in HMV the year Bublé's Christmas album was released- plugged in store non stop. Hearing him croon "Santa Buddy" will never not be the most cringeworthy thing ever.— Bronagh McCann (@Bronagh_McCann) November 26, 2017
One I don’t mind: Christmas Wrapping - The Waitresses— Queen 🐝 (@BrandonSaswag_) November 26, 2017
Plunges me into the abyss: All I Want For Christmas (Is You) - Anyone ever
There's a pretty clear consensus.
I haven't got the time to tot up all the votes, but at a glance, Macca doesn't seem to be doing so well with 'Wonderful Christmastime'.— edgarwright (@edgarwright) November 26, 2017
These poor people.