Christmas numbers to make you go “WOW!”
✦ An 80g portion of Brussels sprouts contains more vitamin C than an orange.
✦ Six million rolls of Sellotape will be sold in the UK in the run-up to Christmas.
✦ One in three UK men leave their Christmas gift shopping until Christmas Eve, and one in six would like to get rid of “all that gift giving nonsense”. ✦ Only 13% of British families attend church on Christmas Day. ✦ Thanks to international time zones, Santa technically has 31 hours to complete his task, but that still means visiting 823 homes per second! ✦ The Queen’s staff get to choose their own Christmas presents, which must be to the value of £20-25.
✦ Icelandic tradition has 13 Santas who either leave presents or pull pranks, depending on how well-behaved children are! ✦ According to research the average family gets out of bed at 8am, opens presents at 8.19am, eats chocolate at 8.38am and breakfast at 9.02am!
✦ The same research shows the first Christmas day arguments start at 9.58am, the first alcoholic drink is sipped at 11.48am, dinner is served at 3.24pm, and Dad is the first to fall asleep at 4.58pm. ✦ 76% of UK families dish up turkey and all the trimmings for Christmas – that’s 10 million turkeys!