Majority of Brits are looking forward to Christmas this year and say that Christmas is their favourite public holiday of the year
Over two-thirds (69%) of the British public are looking forward to Christmas this year, according to our recent poll. A majority of Brits (63%) also say that Christmas is their favourite public holiday of the year, with 25-39 year olds being the most enthusiastic about Christmas.
- Almost seven in ten (69%) Brits are excited about Christmas, while just over a quarter (26%) disagree with this and 5% are unsure of their opinion
- Almost two-thirds (63%) of the British public say that Christmas is their favourite public holiday, while 32% of people reject this claim and 5% are unsure of their opinion
- Over three-quarters (77%) of 25-39 year old Brits agree that Christmas is their favourite holiday, compared to 58% of 40-59 year olds and just over half (51%) of those aged 60 and above
However, a strong majority (81%) of the public also think that the true meaning of Christmas has been lost, with only 14% of Brits disagreeing with this claim.
Favourite Christmas carol and movie
Another YouGov Christmas survey found that Silent Night is the most popular Christmas carol in Britain, with over a fifth (21%) naming this as their favourite. In comparison, 11% of people say O’ Come All Ye Faithful is the best carol, while one in ten (10%) think Hark, the Herald Angels Sing and just 6% say Jingle Bells.
The poll also reveals that the 1946 film, It’s a Wonderful Life, is Britain’s most popular Christmas movie, with 11% of people claiming this as their favourite. Love Actually is the second most liked Christmas film, with 8% saying this is their favourite, and 7% of Brits think Miracle on 34th Street and Scrooge are the best Christmas movies.
Work Christmas parties
At an office Christmas party, almost one fifth (17%) of Brits have got too drunk and embarrassed themselves and the same amount of people have kissed a work colleague. 6% of the public have also spilt food or drink over a colleague, revealed something embarrassing about themselves to a work mate and been too ill to go to work the following day after their work Christmas party.