A North Yorkshire store banned cheese Christmas songs for staff morale, said the owners.
The York Gin Shop will not play Mariah Carey 's All I Want For Christmas, or Slade' s Merry Xmas Everybody, to the extent that it is said to spoil Christmas for the studio staff who have to endure music eight hours a day.
York Gin director Emma Godivala also said the move would be welcomed by buyers who are subject to a constant playlist of celebratory hits from mid-November.
Christmas decorations and festive songs are played in most big box stores well before December 25th.
Ms. Godivala also stated that her shop, a 16th-century Tudor building in the heart of York's historic district, is not suited to modern music.
She said, "We love Christmas, but we want our gin store to be a cheese-free area.
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"We tested a lot of songs to see which one sounded good and which sounded weird. And there is a break in the 1960s. After that, everything is banned.
"Our beautiful team is satisfied with the decision. They say that many other store employees are already getting crazy with the same Christmas hits played in a loop.
"That said, if Mariah appeared in the shop, we could just cancel the ban and play whatever I wanted for Christmas, it's you."
Instead, the store will perform Christmas carols, seasonal ballets such as The Nutcracker and Bing Crosby classics, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.
Sandie Tanner-Smith, Store Manager, said, "We are confident that we will have the happiest staff and customers among us. Our reading list is large enough that no one can hear the same Christmas song more than twice a week. "