At this time of year it often seems that you can do little to escape Christmas. From the constant chime of Christmas songs on the radio, to town centres decked out with Christmas lights, it can feel like the whole world is excited about the big day. However, is Christmas really all it’s cracked up to be? OnePoll conducted a survey of 1000 adults to find out our biggest Christmas dislikes.
Our survey found that the biggest Christmas peeve was packed shops, with 44% saying that this was a dislike and 41% finding the longer queues in shops a bugbear. Nearly 1 in 5 dislike the playing of Christmas songs everywhere during the festive season and 19% find the busier public transport to be a pain. There are certainly some scrooges amongst us too, as 1 in 10 said they disliked having to visit relatives they only see at Christmas and 17% resent the obligation of buying Christmas presents for certain people.
Indeed, Christmas is certainly not liked by all, with 1 in 20 of those surveyed saying they have gone so far as to cancel Christmas and 18% have considered scrapping it.
Even the food is a source of irritation for some, as 14% said they actually disliked the over-indulgence of Christmas, and nearly 1 in 10 said the turkey was something they didn’t like about the time of year.
However, despite these Christmas dislikes, our survey found that there is also a lot to like about Christmas, with a quarter stating that coming back to work after the festivities are over was actually a bad part of Christmas. More than half of those questioned also stated that Christmas was their favourite holiday of the year and nearly 80% see having a traditional Christmas as being the best way to go.
So this year, if the Christmas songs, crowds, present politics and food get on your wick, remember, you are not alone, and that it could be worse….you could be back at work.
So what do you think? Are you a lover of all things Christmas? Or a bit more Bah Humbug? Let us know below….
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