The 10 biggest causes of family arguments on Christmas Day 3 months ago

The 10 biggest causes of family arguments on Christmas Day

Do any of these sound familiar?

The average family will spend 11 hours and 6 minutes arguing over the holiday season, according to research.

But there's one day in particular that causes more arguments than the rest: Christmas Day.

Research conducted by Bolsover Cruise Club, found that the peak time for rows on December 25 is just as the afternoon festivities kick off: around 12:06 pm.

And on that one day alone, families spend an average of 1 hour and 13 minutes bickering.

More than one in six (66 percent) of people said that Christmas dinner preparation was the main source of their arguments with family on Christmas Day.


And squabbles spurred on by board games were a close second, with 54 percent of people admitting that was their reason for arguing on December 25.

Rounding out the top five are entertaining the in-laws (51 percent), drinking too much on Christmas Day (45 percent), and not being appreciative (38 percent).

The top 10 causes of arguments on Christmas Day are...

  1. Christmas dinner preparation (66 percent)
  2. Board game arguments (54 percent)
  3. Entertaining the in-laws (51 percent)
  4. Drinking too much on Christmas Day (45 percent)
  5. Not being appreciative (38 percent)
  6. Fighting over TV channels (35 percent)
  7. Washing up (31 percent)
  8. Receiving a bad present with no thought (22 percent)
  9. Being hungover from Christmas Eve (20 percent)
  10. People sleeping in on Christmas morning (17 percent)