Half of people want to cancel Xmas

Jennifer Fletcher

It’s supposed to be the most magical time of the year, but not everyone is looking forward to Christmas.

In fact, more than half of the people (52 per cent) surveyed have revealed they’d cancel Christmas if they could, say MoneySavingExpert.com.

More than half of people want to cancel Christmas. Source: Getty

75 per cent of women who don’t celebrate women for various reasons (mostly religious reasons) say they could do without it and 67 per cent single men who don’t have kids weren’t fussed about the silly season.

“Christmas is the season of joy for many but it is not necessarily the universal view,” MoneySavingExpert Managing Editor Guy Anker tells the Sun.

“It can be a pressured time for people, especially financially, and not everyone is surrounded by loved ones.”

People feel pressured financially around this time of year. Source: Getty

Social media users have been quite vocal about the stresses in the lead up to the big day:

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Another occasion people wouldn’t mind cancelling is Valentine’s Day.

Research by dating service Just Lunch found that 42 per cent of males are afraid of it, with one third of single men revealing they intentionally avoid getting into a relationship because it may be a “threat to their egos and wallets.”

41 per cent of men think it's corny. Source: Getty

The study also found that 41 per cent of men think doing something like going out for dinner with their significant other is “too corny.”

However, 62 per cent of women want to go on a date, and only eight per cent of women consider sexy lingerie as an acceptable gift on February 14.

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