If you could cancel Christmas, would you?

If you could cancel Christmas, would you?

It’s time for our annual ‘bah humbug’ poll. Christmas conjures a picture of family, fun and festive frivolity for some, and stress, debt and chores for others (see Martin's Ban Unnecessary Christmas Presents blog).

So if you had a CANCEL CHRISTMAS button that'd make the whole thing disappear (and just add days to your holiday entitlement), would you press it?



Results

I'm a single woman (no kids/no school-age or younger kids) (2465 votes)
Yes, cancel Christmas 1519 votes (62%)
No, bring it on 946 votes (38%)
I'm a woman in a couple (no kids/no school-age or younger kids) (4998 votes)
Yes, cancel Christmas 2692 votes (54%)
No, bring it on 2306 votes (46%)
I'm a mum/grandma of school-age or younger kids (5886 votes)
Yes, cancel Christmas 2405 votes (41%)
No, bring it on 3481 votes (59%)
I'm a woman who doesn't celebrate Christmas (eg, different religion) (352 votes)
Yes, cancel Christmas 253 votes (72%)
No, it doesn't bother me 99 votes (28%)
I'm a single man (no kids/no school-age or younger kids) (1410 votes)
Yes, cancel Christmas 902 votes (64%)
No, bring it on 508 votes (36%)
I'm a man in a couple (no kids/no school-age or younger kids) (2546 votes)
Yes, cancel Christmas 1550 votes (61%)
No, bring it on 996 votes (39%)
I'm a dad/grandpa of school-age or younger kids (2784 votes)
Yes, cancel Christmas 1414 votes (51%)
No, bring it on 1370 votes (49%)
I'm a man who doesn't celebrate Christmas (eg, different religion) (436 votes)
Yes, cancel Christmas 271 votes (62%)
No, it doesn't bother me 165 votes (38%)

                   20,877 votes received.

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