For me, having Xmas day and no music is unthinkable! I always have music on... As guests arrive, during meal.. And as much as I can thru the day. I can't help but feel it's a good bit flat going to for instance in laws house on Xmas day and they are not chatty, there is zero atmosphere and zero music. I always think that type of situation is crying out for music!! But maybe we are odd and no back ground music is the norm
If we have guests round(whatever day it is) the music is turned down though. DH would have it louder, but I like to be able to talk easily over the top of it, and hear people easier. We do sometimes try to choose music that is softer or with less lyrics in that kind of situation though.
I have music on at home all day every day, Christmas is no different other than it’s Christmas music! Not sure why you wouldn’t, volume is always set to be background noise rather than interfering with conversation.
I like the radio. Dh parents sit in total silence. The only time the TV comes is for the late night news. That is it. But they are lovely people. Just the way they are. Christmas isn't Christmas though.
We have Sirius and usually put on one of the Christmas music channels during dinner, very quietly in the background.
The rest of the time it's either the 'Yule Log' or Christmas movies and shows on the TV with the volume turned off so we can visit and open gifts. We've seen them so many times we know the dialogue by heart!
Except for when the TV is being watched, I have music on almost permanently in my house all year round (I even leave it on for the dog when I go out). On Christmas Day I’ll have a Christmas music playlist on, and then will break it up a bit with some favourite music of everyone who is there