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Survey Says — Holidays Are No Longer the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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Seems “holiday cheer” may be a misnomer, at least according to a new survey. Consumer Reports polled 1,013 adults, revealing that 90 percent of us have at least one thing to complain about the holidays, and 15 percent hate that they’re expected to be nice.

We’re all a bunch of Scrooges. While crowds and long lines topped the list, gaining weight, adding to debt, gift shopping and traveling were close to the number one spots.

“For all the chatter about nostalgia, family fun and gift giving this time of year, many people don’t like too much of a good thing,” said Tod Marks, senior editor at Consumer Reports. “For many folks, the holidays are a lot like the Super Bowl. Even if you’re not a football fan you watch the game because it’s a big event. With the holidays, you may not like the game, but it’s part and parcel of the season. It’s just what we all do.”


[via Consumer Reports]

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