Seven Random Christmas Facts for Monday
There are a bunch of new surveys about Christmas. Here are the seven best things they found . . .
1. It would take the average parents $1,400 to buy everything on their kid's Christmas list.
2. The average person will lose about three pounds preparing for Christmas . . . but will gain about six pounds by the end of the year.
3. 3% of Americans who celebrate Christmas won't be exchanging gifts.
4. 95% of Americans celebrate Christmas . . . but only 62% of Americans will go to church on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
5. 62% of people say they'll read your whole long Christmas letter, 24% will at least skim it . . . and 14% apparently don't care what your family has accomplished this year.
6. The majority of people say hosting Christmas is more stressful than going to the dentist.
7. And finally, 6% of people say they'd rather be alone in a desert than at home with their family on Christmas.
(NBC 5 - Salt Lake City / FemaleFirst / Gallup / Newstrack India / West Country / FemaleFirst)
Weird things people leave behind in the holiday shuffle
It’s the season of giving…and leaving behind, apparently. The lost and found boxes at malls, gyms and airports always seem to overflow around this time of year. Certain places in Syracuse, New York recently took inventory. Just in the month of November, lost items at the ShoppingTown mall included an Avengers movie puzzle, a new leather bag, one tube of hair dye and bike helmets.
At a local Gold’s Gym, the lost array of forgotten things included Axe body spray, one gray Ugg boot, a container full of Designer Whey strawberry-flavored protein powder and an inhaler. And at the shopping center Destiny USA, people seemed to have left behind some very important things. Wedding rings and engagement rings were among the lost-and-found haul! Here’s hoping Santa brings these people some replacements!