Average Brit loses Christmas ‘excitement’ by just 23, research reveals

The average Brit loses the "excitement" of Christmas by the age of just 23, according to new research.

A study of 2,000 people found that 23% of people in their mid-20s no longer get excited on Christmas morning while 12% are sick of the festivities by the time advent calendars are opened.

A further 14% feel December 25 is just like a normal day for them.

The average Brit also stops struggling to sleep on Christmas Eve in anticipation of the next day by the age of just 16.

Despite this, 76% believe Christmas spirit is needed now more than ever thanks to the coronavirus pandemic which has wreaked havoc during 2020.

As a result, the study, commissioned by Sky Cinema to mark the release of hit movie Elf on the channel from December 8, found two in five wish they had more Christmas spirit.

Another three in 10 long for the childhood magic of Christmas.

The study found that 34% feel that while they used to get excited about the festive period, they lost this as they got older.

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This was blamed on not having young children around (42%), financial pressures (35%) and no longer believing in Santa (29%).

Four in 10 even went as far as to say their Christmas spirit has disappeared.

Although, eight in 10 are determined to make this Christmas as enjoyable as possible even with the Covid restrictions, while 52% want to make it more special than ever before.

It also emerged that 27% turn to Christmas movies to get them into the festive spirit, with the average adult watching six films in the lead-up to the big day.

And a fifth of those polled via OnePoll even admitted to watching their favourite festive movie following the first lockdown in March to boost their mood.

The nation’s favourite Christmas film was found to be the 2003 Will Ferrell hit ‘Elf’ (27%) – where the main character Buddy spreads festive cheer to all he meets, followed by Home Alone (24%) and Love Actually (20%).

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