Men say women fuss too much at Christmas: study

Men say women get too stressed over Christmas.
Photo / Thinkstock
Men say women get too stressed over Christmas. Photo / Thinkstock

For the women racing to order the turkey, wrap the presents and write the cards, here's a handy Christmas tip - stop making it all such a big deal.

A third of men say women make far too much fuss about Christmas and believe they would do a much better job. In fact, with chaps in charge, the festivities would be less rushed, less expensive and much less stressful, a survey of 2,000 men found.

A quarter of them would happily ditch turkey for a different lunch, half wouldn't bother sending Christmas cards and 40 per cent would cancel visits to the in-laws. Given the chance to put on the pinny, one in five men would radically change the Christmas Day menu.

A fifth of the anti-turkey brigade would choose steakand chips while another fifth would simply order a takeaway, they told the survey commissioned by the Red Tractor food standards watchdog.

Children also have strong ideas about the way they would like to celebrate Christmas.

Forty per cent would rather Santa brought them time with their parents than a sackful of presents, a separate study for holiday company Butlins found.

A quarter hope for visits from family members they rarely see during the year, although 15 per cent of these fret about the risk of family reunions leading to arguments. And more than one in four children said they were worrying about how their family would afford the expense of Christmas.

- DAILY MAIL

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