It’s the most wonderful time of the year…or is it? Not everyone feels the festive glow in the runup to December 25th. Indeed, a survey for AO.com found that one in eight people reckon Christmas is the worst thing about the winter months.
The Bah Humbug spirit is most evident in Leeds – with 18% of people in the Yorkshire city expressing their dislike for Christmas – while people aged 45-54 are the most likely to say they can’t abide Yuletide.
The survey was carried out as part of AO’s campaign to understand what does and doesn’t make us feel cosy during the winter months. While many people also rated Christmas as one of their seasonal highlights – being cosy at home was rated as the nation’s number one thing about the winter.
AO also found that one in four couples argue more over the winter – and that nearly half of all Brits would consider moving abroad to avoid the weather we experience at this time of year.
It’s perhaps no wonder, then, that a whopping 60% of Brits suffer from at least one of the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) – a form of depression brought on by the changing seasons that is most acutely felt during the dark and cold winter months.
Explore more of the findings of AO’s survey in the infographic below…