April 25, 2024
  • A complete of 20 per cent mentioned they might not be consuming a conventional roast dinner
  • Out of two,000 polled one-in-four mentioned they might get a pretend Christmas tree

Brits are waving a fond farewell to festive traditions ‘of outdated’ – with pennies in Christmas puds, satsumas in stocking and carol singing being binned this festive season.

A ballot of two,000 Brits discovered that 76 per cent mentioned they might not be watching the King’s Speech, and 61 per cent mentioned they would not be sending Christmas playing cards – as a substitute sending texts, emails or e-cards.

A complete of 20 per cent mentioned they might not be consuming a conventional roast dinner – and as a substitute tuck right into a vegan or vegetarian dish.

One-in-four mentioned they might get a pretend Christmas tree, and 22 per cent mentioned they might be re-gifting a lot of their presents – with 53 per cent shopping for a Christmas current for themselves and placing it beneath tree.

A complete of 23 per cent of these polled mentioned they had been ‘drained’ to ‘festive cliches’.

Brits are waving a fond farewell to festive traditions 'of old' - with pennies in Christmas puds, satsumas in stocking and carol singing being binned this festive season (stock image)

Brits are waving a fond farewell to festive traditions ‘of outdated’ – with pennies in Christmas puds, satsumas in stocking and carol singing being binned this festive season (inventory picture)

One-in-four said they would get a fake Christmas tree, and 22 per cent said they would be re-gifting many of their presents - with 53 per cent buying a Christmas present for themselves and putting it under tree (stock image)

One-in-four mentioned they might get a pretend Christmas tree, and 22 per cent mentioned they might be re-gifting a lot of their presents – with 53 per cent shopping for a Christmas current for themselves and placing it beneath tree (inventory picture)

Paula Lawson, 55, of Ashford, Kent, mentioned she had dropped many festive traditions since her youngsters grew up.

She mentioned: ‘I used to do the whole thing, stockings stuffed with chocolate, satsumas, walnuts and small toys, pennies within the pudding and roasting chestnuts on the fireplace.

‘Ever since my kids left dwelling – each are of their 20s – I simply have not the center to hassle with most it.

‘Final yr my husband and I ordered a curry and sat within the entrance of the telly watching outdated episodes of Inspector Morse.

‘I am ashamed to say I did not even get a tree.’

A spokesman for M&Ms – to advertise the launch of its M&M’S Hole Santa – mentioned: ‘An entire raft of Christmas traditions together with pennies in puddings, carol singing and sending playing cards might quickly be consigned to historical past.

‘Our examine means that British adults are dishing out with the outdated and embracing the brand new as they appear to make their very own festive traditions.’

Requested which traditions they might NOT be partaking on this yr, these polled voted as follows; 

1 – Watching King’s Speech – 76 per cent

2 – Lighting the Christmas pudding – 75 per cent

3 – Serving up marzipan fruits – 72 per cent

4 – Singing carols at dwelling – 70 per cent

5 – Roasting chestnuts – 65 per cent

6 – Making paper chains – 64 per cent

7 – Going Christmas carolling door-to-door – 62 per cent

8 – Sending Christmas playing cards – 61 per cent

9 – Placing satsumas in Christmas stocking – 60 per cent

10 – Placing pennies within the Christmas pudding – 57 per cent


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