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Average home hoarding £400 of post-Christmas clutter

The average British home contains £400 worth of post-Christmas clutter – including unused gadgets, books and DVDs, it has been revealed. Researchers also found sports and exercise equipment such as bikes, tennis rackets and golf clubs will also have been consigned to the cupboards along with unwanted board games. It also emerged Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Ultimate [...]


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Seven squabbles for couples over Christmas – who cooks tops the list

The average couple will have seven squabbles or arguments over Christmas, according to new research – with working out who to visit on Christmas Day and deciding how much to spend on each other and the kids are the topics most likely to spark a row. Other causes for festive friction are deciding who cooks [...]


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Brits know nothing about the Bible

Many Brits don’t know some of the most popular Bible stories – including the true meaning of Christmas Day, a study has revealed. Researchers found that as well as struggling to name the birth of Jesus as the event behind Christmas Day, a large number were also left scratching their heads when asked about the [...]


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Record numbers getting away with the family for Christmas

A record number of Brits are ditching their traditional Christmas Day at home in favour of a getaway with their family, according to new figures. Instead of spending the day in their own homes, figures show that a large number of people are planning to escape the in-laws, avoid cooking a big dinner or find [...]


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Girls are more expensive than boys at Christmas

Parents admit they will be spending more on girls than boys this Christmas, a new survey has revealed. Researchers found that over a third of mums and dads confessed they will be spending more on one gender than the other this year, with girls on average receiving more expensive presents. Of the 1000 parents polled [...]


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Secretly hating Secret Santa – one in five have ‘fallen out’ over a gift

One in five workers have fallen out with a colleague – over the office ‘Secret Santa’, it has been revealed. Researchers found that workers have been left ‘upset’ or ‘embarrassed’ after being handed an unsuitable or inappropriate gift by a colleague. And more than one in ten even went so far as to say they [...]


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Home Alone voted best Christmas movie ever

Home Alone has been named as the number one Christmas film of all time, a new survey has shown. The 1990 family favourite sees Macaulay Culkin as the inventive youngster left to defend the family home from two hapless crooks. And the antics of Kevin McCallister beat traditional golden oldies It’s a Wonderful Life and [...]


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Lumpy gravy tops the list of common Christmas Dinners mishaps

Six million Brits will sit down to a ruined dinner this Christmas Day, a study has revealed. Getting the timings wrong, undercooking the turkey and soggy vegetables mean more than one in ten adults face an unappetizing festive meal this year. Lumpy gravy, burnt or overcooked turkey, forgetting to put something into the oven and [...]


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Saturday 7th December – the day festive stress strikes

Tomorrow (Sat Dec 7) is the day when festive stress strikes – amid fears we won’t get everything done in time for Christmas Day. A study found millions of us will start the weekend waking in a panic over the sheer amount of work still required to get in everything in place. The figures show [...]


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The average Christmas menu – sprouts and peas in, cranberry sauce and broccoli out

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The British Christmas menu has been decided, with the average family tucking into prawn cocktail, turkey breast and Christmas pudding on the big day, a survey and infographic has revealed. Although most of the traditions have remained over the years, cranberry sauce and bread sauce are now off the menu – along with broccoli, cauliflower [...]


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