Blow outs to peak on Moody Monday at 2:59pm
Criticism from relatives, inappropriate behaviour and family members not pulling their weight were identified as top triggers for the festive flare-up.
Tensions are predicted to come to a head shortly before 3pm, as families make the car journey home from relatives, according to a survey of 2,000 UK adults by Kwik Fit.
The top five causes for the most argumentative day of Yuletide were criticism of family members (18 per cent), inappropriate behaviour (15 per cent), people not helping out around the house (14 per cent), mess and clutter (12 per cent) and being given bad directions when travelling (12 per cent).
The research also found that ‘Moody Monday’ is not only the day families expect they are most likely to row during the festive period (56 per cent), but also the day the attention of over a third will be turning to worries about over-indulgence and the year ahead.
Financial worries topped respondents’ woes (29 per cent), followed by bulging waistlines (28 per cent), a post-Christmas anti-climax (14 per cent), returning to work (13 per cent) and not having properly relaxed (12 per cent).
The study also found that Brits will typically spend three intensive days with their friends and relatives over the immediate Christmas period, but have had enough of them after a mere seven hours.
On average, Brits expect to spend 58 minutes arguing with their nearest and dearest at Christmas time.
Kids were voted the most annoying members of the family over Christmas.
The average Brit is estimated to be £470.21 in debt by 28th December’ have put on 4.53lbs in weight and eaten six mince pies each - (only 6?!!).
Not surprisingly, forty per cent of us fantasise about going away for Christmas next year.
December 27, 2015