Mistletoe and whine: 3.18pm on Christmas Day is the peak time for festive fall-outs (and it’s usually over the TV remote and Monopoly)
Christmas is supposed to a time for goodwill to all men but if the latest research is anything to go by, harmony won’t last long for two thirds of British families who say they won’t get through December 25th squabble-free.
With the family gathered around to enjoy the big day, tempers are most likely to fray at 3.18pm – just one hour after Christmas dinner is served, according to one in six families.
In fact, of those families who say a bit of bickering is on the cards, nearly half (45 per cent) will have rowed before they’ve polished off their Christmas pudding.
Source: Daily Mail, 11th December 2013
Christmas is just around the corner, and with it the chance to appreciate those you love.
However, not everything is rosy in the yuletide world, because that special time with your family can soon turn into a festive feud, if the latest research published in the Daily Mail is to be believed (come on, you know the drill by now).
So, in actuality, which company is trying to grab your attention with a well-worn Christmas cliché, in order to sell to you?
A spokesperson for Vouchercodes.co.uk, who commissioned the survey, said: ‘Christmas is one of the best times of the year to spend quality time with the family, but pulling it all together can be quite stressful at times.
And what does a company specialising in distributing vouchers for online shopping have to gain from all this?
‘A good tip to ensure you stay as calm as possible is to simply plan ahead. Stay organised this Christmas and save time by doing your shopping online. You’ll not only avoid those stress-inducing long in-store queues, but save a lot of money too.
‘When it comes to the day itself, create a list of agreed tasks for the day such as washing-up and prepping dinner, to ensure everyone knows what job they have, avoiding any quarrelling over chores that can really put a dampener on your festivities.’
Merry Christmas, from everyone at Vouchercodes.co.uk!