Before you get in the car and crank up the holiday tunes, we have some info for you. Did you know that Christmas songs can be dangerous while driving?
Chill Insurance, an Irish insurance provider, did a study that analyzed the beats-per-minute (BPM) of many legendary Christmas songs. They concluded that songs over 120 BPM are linked to dangerous driving! Here are the Top 10 songs that got a driver’s pulse racing:
- Gene Autry, ‘Frosty the Snowman’, 172 BPM
- Mariah Carey, ‘All I want For Christmas’, 150 BPM
- José Feliciano, ‘Feliz Navidad’, 149 BPM
- Jackson 5, ‘Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town’, 147 BPM
- John Lennon and Yoko Ono, ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’, 146 BPM
- Frank Sinatra, ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’, 143 BPM
- Gene Autry, ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’, 142 BPM
- Wizzard, ‘I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day’, 140 BPM
- Judy Garland, ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’, 137 BPM
- Jackson 5, ‘I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus’, 129 BPM
Now the flip side of this is that the same study found the safest songs to drive to. So if you want to chill in your ride, put these on:
- The Pogues, ‘Fairytale of New York,’ 78 BPM
- Eartha Kitt, ‘Santa Baby’ 84 BPM
- Julie Andrews, ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’, 87 BPM
- Paul McCartney, ‘Wonderful Christmastime’, 95 BPM
- Michael Buble, ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’, 95 BPM
- WHAM!, ‘Last Christmas,’ 108 BPM
- Dean Martin, ‘Winter Wonderland’, 111 BPM
- Bing Crosby, ‘The Little Drummer Boy’, 113 BPM
- Leona Lewis, ‘One More Sleep’, 113 BPM
- Band Aid, ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas,’ 115 BPM
We wonder what songs are on Santa’s playlist when he flies around the globe on Christmas?
6 Christmas Tree Safety Tips to Consider This Holiday Season
Few holiday decorations are as popular as the Christmas Tree, but they also have the potential for danger, especially if you plan on buying and decorating a fresh tree. That’s why Christmas tree safety tips are so important.
According to the American Christmas Tree Association (ACTA), “Christmas trees alone result in 13 million dollars, annually, in property damage.” Fortunately, the ACTA has plenty of tips to make sure your Christmas is merry, bright and safe for the whole family. Scroll below for six important Christmas tree safety tips.