Fear not! Mighty dread has seized 2 in 3 trou­bled minds


TWO thirds of us ad­mit we’re sick of Christ­mas be­fore it even ar­rives af­ter over­do­ing food, drink and fes­tive “fun”.

By now the av­er­age Brit has in­dulged in three of­fice par­ties, two work drinks ses­sions, two Christ­mas din­ners and 25 fes­tive choco­lates.

And by De­cem­ber 25 we’ll have al­ready seen four sea­sonal movies, heard 35 fes­tive songs and eaten 12 mince pies. The sur­vey – for Gor­don’s Ul­tra Low gin – re­vealed some started par­ty­ing on Novem­ber 1, and 58 per cent of us are think­ing of ways to avoid more bashes. Psy­chol­o­gist Rachel An­drews said the pres­sure of “un­re­al­is­tic” Christ­mas ex­pec­ta­tions can be “ex­haust­ing and un­sus­tain­able.”

Drinkers fined £1 if they say the C word (Christ­mas) at The Jolly Farmer, New­ton Ab­bot, Devon, have raised £400 for char­ity so far.

HO HO NO Santa’s not due for ages

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