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Family is More Important than Gifts for Brits this Christmas PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
People often say that Christmas is getting too commercialized. But a new poll by award-winning online lender Lending Stream LLC has found the actual things that Brits like most about Christmas are family, food and festive traditions.

The survey of over 2000 adults, found that family (69% overall) is over twice as popular as the presents (28%), proving that old traditions and values remain strong.

Folk in Bristol most enjoy spending time with their family (80%), whereas people in Norwich are not as keen (54%). Sheffield respondents were looking forward to food more than anywhere else (59%), whereas those in Cardiff weren’t quite as optimistic about the Turkey and trimmings (37%).

Looking at the regional trends, the survey found that Plymouth people are most looking forward to their festive traditions (53%), with Cardiff residents saying they’re most excited about some time off! (41%)

Mark Fiander, Vice President of Marketing at Lending Stream says: “We can get bombarded by the commerciality of Christmas but it’s heartwarming to know that it’s the festive occasion that matters - not the value of the gifts. We enjoyed seeing these results and finding that spending time with loved ones at Christmas and the rest and relaxation that goes with it, is still what matters most to many people in the UK.”

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