Pass the Eggnog—Again, Please

Love the holidays? We asked. You answered.



For me, Christmas is…

a cozy, festive time to spend with loved ones (50%) a chance to be a kid again (40%) a depressing time (6%) one big headache (4%)

My Christmas shopping is done…
online (56%)
on Black Friday (21%)
on Christmas Eve (17%)
throughout the year, well before the holiday (6%)

My Christmas tree is…
artificial (54%)
live (33%)
I don’t do trees (13%)

My favorite part of Christmas is…
spending time off with loved ones (42%)
buying gifts for others (21%)
decorating my home (21%)
eating lots of Christmas junk food (16%)

My least favorite part of Christmas is…
the traffic and crowds at the malls (38%)
January’s Visa bill (28%)
having to visit the in-laws (17%)
the weight I gain from all the holiday parties (17%)

My Christmas Eve is usually spent…
getting buzzed on eggnog (41%)
wrapping gifts (29%)
attending church services and singing carols (17%)
putting up the tree (13%)

Learning the truth about Santa was…
cathartic—I always suspected (48%)
devastating—I’ve never been the same (21%)
gratifying—he always creeped me out (31%)

Gift cards are…
Practical (60%)
Tacky (40%)

Are you guilty of re-gifting?
No (44%)
I plead the Fifth (35%)
Yes (21%)

IF YES, did you ever get busted for it?
No (82%)
Yes (18%)

A few anonymous re-gifting stories:
“M” from Scarsdale: “I tried re-gifting a sweater given to me by my mother to a neighbor. She realized it months later while visiting and seeing my neighbor walking to his car.”
“K” from Harrison: “I was given two of the same books one year, one from a friend and another from my husband, so I mailed the extra one to a relative. I didn’t think either would notice—until the two of them spoke on the phone weeks later about how they thought I was enjoying the book they both bought me.”