Despite the recent spike in coronavirus infections, it looks that this year’s Christmas season is bringing more pleasure and excitement to Canadians than previous year’s.
According to a recent annual Research Co. study, which questioned 1,000 Canadians how they feel about the holiday season, 49% of Canadians anticipate the holiday season to be “more enjoyable than stressful,” up 19 percentage points from a survey performed in 2020. 24 percent indicated they’re waiting to see how the season plays out.
And, now that the nation is less under lockdown than it was this time last year, how are individuals communicating their best wishes to relatives and neighbours? The majority of Canadians prefer the greeting “Merry Christmas,” with “Happy Holidays” being the most popular among those aged 18 to 34.
Family (78%) was ranked first, followed by friends (54%), Canada (44%), their work (29%), religion (22%), and wealth (22%) on the list of things to be grateful for (11 per cent).
When it comes to holiday pleasures, 84 percent indicated they’ll be serving turkey as the main course, with cranberry sauce (64 percent), brussel sprouts (62 percent), fruit cake (56 percent), and mince pies rounding out the list (50 per cent).
Egg nog, on the other hand, seems to be the most divisive topic of the season, with approximately half of those polled believing it’s a tasty drink. Men said they enjoy it 60% of the time, while women said they like it 48% of the time.