For those who are yet to get into the Christmas spirit, don’t worry, as new research reveals 5thDecember is the date when the nation officially starts to feel festive.
A survey of 1,000 UK adults, carried out by Christmas Tree World, the UK’s leading retailer of artificial Christmas trees, has revealed that the majority (52%) of Brits are on countdown to Christmas from this date.
When asked about what marks the start of the Christmas season, the majority of those polled (51%) said that it was the task of putting up their Christmas tree, with 32% of respondents claiming that it was starting their Christmas shopping for gifts.
A third of us (31%) said that seeing an iconic Christmas advert for the first time symbolises Christmas for them, while 24% said it was when they sit down to wrap their presents for family and friends.
A quarter (25%) of respondents cited visiting the Christmas Markets as the main sign the festive season is upon us – a tradition that has gained popularity in recent years.
For the Northern Irish, the festive feeling has been prevalent 26th September, while over a quarter (26%) of residents in the North East admitted to not feeling festive until the week before Christmas,
Stephen Evans, managing director at Christmas Tree World commented: “It’s official, 5th December is when the festive feeling truly starts to kick in for us Brits. Shopping for gifts, visiting festive attractions and tuning into Christmas adverts are all obvious indicators the Christmas season is upon us, but it’s clear that the majority of us only start to get into the spirit when our homes are given a festive overhaul marked by the Christmas tree and decorations being put up”