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Gloucestershire Christmas Grinchometer: Survey results

By The Citizen  |  Posted: December 25, 2013



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Gloucestershire is officially a Grinchy county acording to a survey for the Citizen and Gloucestershire Echo.

In the now annual Grinchometer Survey we asked around 100 people a series of festive questions to find out how much Christmas spirit is alive and well in the county.

And while most people feel Christmas is too commercialised, there was some positivity - for sprouts and Buddy the Elf.

Here are the results of our survey. The figures shown after each answer are actual indivdual votes:

Do you love or loathe Christmas?

I love it - I wish it could be Christmas every day - 18

I can't stand Christmas and can't wait for it to be over - 28

Christmas day is great but once a year is enough - 72

How much is it appropriate to spend on your children (aged under 15)?

up to £20: 20

£20-40: 23

£40-60: 15

£60-80: 12

£80-100: 19

£150-200: 18

£200 or more: 10

How much is it appropriate to spend on your partner?

up to £20: 11

£20-40: 12

£40-60: 19

£60-80: 12

£80-100: 26

£100 to 150: 28

£150-200: 10

£200 or more: 10

How do you feel about sprouts?

They are little jewels of vegetable joy: 76

They are food of the devil: 44

What will you be eating for Christmas dinner?

Turkey: 72

Beef: 12

Chicken: 9

Vegetarian: 7

Pork: 6

Beef and Lamb: 1

Buffet food: 1

Duck: 1


Nothing: 1

Pheasant: 1

Pizza: 1

Turkey and beef: 1

What is your favourite Christmas film?

1. Elf

2. Santa Claus The Movie

3. Home Alone

4. Christmas carol

5. Scrooged

6. The Snowman

7. Apocolypse Now

What is your favourite Christmas song?

1. Fairytale of New York

2. I wish it could be Christmas every day

3. All I want for Christmas is you

How do you feel about seeing members of the extended family at Christmas?

It's good for the first few hours: 46

It's lovely, a real treat: 35

I dread it from the word go:22

I actively avoid seeing them: 15

Does Christmas have any religious meaning anymore?

No: 70

Yes: 44

Is Christmas too commercialised?

No: 20

Yes: 73

How much will you be drinking on Christmas Day?

I'll have a few snifters: 41

None, I don't drink: 33

I will be getting merry drunk: 29

I plan to drink myself silly: 9

Do you believe in Father Christmas?

No: 85

Yes: 35

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  • honslknjklyt  |  December 26 2013, 4:57PM

    When I completed this, I am as certain as I can be now, that the question about the song was "what is your least favourite song" or worst song, something like that. I chose fairytale of new York. Can't stand that song.

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