A study has shown that the carolers currently on your front porch really could have left after the last song.

The nostalgic feel of an olde-timey Christmas was really nice for the first song, and seemed a little much when they drew it out into a second, but now you’re just cold and tired of pretending that you still enjoy this. In the last 5 minutes, anything could have happened on Twitter and you would have missed it. This really needs to wrap up so you can get back to real life, the study suggests.

The study could not find a motive for why the carolers are doing what they’re doing, or when they plan to stop doing it.