[AD] Did you know that 75% of people consider Christmas to officially start after 1st December *?  So what are we waiting for let’s start celebrating!

With this week being sponsored by our favourite Santa messaging service the Portable North Pole, we thought we would ask you our readers a few Christmassy questions to see what’s happening in your household.

Our PNP survey took place between 18th and 25th of November and 708 of our readers kindly took part.  The questions were simple and based on traditions and Santa just as you would expect at this time of year.

Here’s a few facts and figures – take a look and see if you agree with our findings;

  • 56.3% of respondents told us that they consider the Christmas period to officially start from 1st December. And interestingly 19.4% go even earlier than this; considering any date after the 15th of November to be when festivities should begin.


  • Our next question considered the topic of present buying. When should you start? Did you know that 23.1% of our respondents are gift-buying as early as October! That’s a lot of shopping days before Santa’s big appearance.


  • Finally traditions: We are really pleased that these are still very much part of your Christmas Countdown. 49.6% of households with children consider letter writing to Santa still to be an essential preparation, while 66.6% would leave a mince pie or some other snack for Santa.


  • Other traditions quoted included hanging stockings, creating Christmas Eve boxes and attending church services.


With traditions and letter writing so important to the UK public don’t forget that for your children Santa can respond though the Portable North Pole messaging service. There are Magic Passes for a full video that start at just £12.99 while from now onwards the free message portal will be open too.

So what are you waiting for? Start Christmas today! Write that Christmas list, and organise the kids a message straight from the North Pole.

*results taken from 708 respondents who completed the independent survey organised on behalf of the Portable North Pole between 18th and 25th November 2019.

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