TOP 10 CONTRIBUTORS TO “FESTIVE BURNOUT”
1 IN 3 AMERICANS GET HOLIDAY BURNOUT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
One in three Americans is set to endure Festive Burnout before December 25th, according to new research. A study examining the impacts of festive stress saw a third of respondents (35 percent) say they’re burnt out on the holiday season before Christmas even comes.
The new statistic emerged in a study of 2,000 Americans, which also revealed that 68 percent of Americans also consider the holiday season, that special time including Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas, to be a “stressful” time. The new survey, conducted by Slumber Cloud, also found that the average American will spend 38 hours — nearly two full days — getting ready or preparing for the holiday season in some fashion.
The biggest chunk of that time is spent shopping, which takes up a little more than 13 hours of the average American’s time, whether it be picking out the perfect gift for a loved one or simply getting food for cooking. And speaking of cooking, the average American will spend nine hours and 17 minutes in the kitchen cooking up grub, as well, over the holiday season — clocking in over a day of full-time work. Another nine hours are spent just planning for the holidays, with an additional seven hours devoted to simply decorating.
According to the results, “Festive Burnout” will set in for 36 percent of Americans before mid-December, with a further 17 percent saying it sets in before December even starts.
Crowds and shopping were the biggest contributors to “Festive Burnout” with long lines and constantly hearing holiday music also receiving high marks. Continually being subjected to holiday TV ads is also enough to burn out 36 percent of Americans.
Crowds 63%Long lines 58%Buying presents 51%Cooking 48%Knowing what gifts to buy people 46%Constantly hearing holiday music 45%The pressure of making Christmas day special 44%Constantly seeing holiday commercials on TV 36%Wrapping presents 34%