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It'll be lonely this Chirstmas: NEARLY TWO MILLION WILL SPEND THE BIG DAY ALONE

3% of people will spend Christmas without friends or family

The festive period is about togetherness, spending time with friends and family. However, a new survey from independent research company Viewsbank1, has found that nearly two million people in the UK will spend December 25th on their own.

When asked how they would spend Christmas Day, 3% of consumers replied that they would not be spending the day with friends or family and would be on their lonesome. That is the equivalent to 1.9 million people in the UK2.

Two-thirds of people will be spending the day with their partner, while half will spend it with children. Just short of half (45%) will see their parents. Just one in 10 will spend the day with friends rather than family.

David Black of Viewsbank said: "Christmas is a fantastic time for people to get together and spread the festive cheer, but you have to keep in mind that not everyone is lucky enough to have someone to spend the day with.

"On the other hand, some of those 1.9 million people may be very happy to spend the day on their own, away from all the stress and strain that often comes with Christmas dinner with the family."

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1 Online survey of 1,982 adults conducted by Viewsbank between 29th November and 2nd December 2013

2 Based on World Bank UK population figures of 63 million: http://data.worldbank.org/country/united-kingdom

Comments

I am hoping to start my new job next week and I will ask to work Christmas day and go to peoples homes to make sure that they are ok. This is a job I have been wanting to do for a while, just spending 20 minutes with someone just breaks up the day.

doing just one good deed can make you feel ever so much better especially over the Christmas period weather its send a food parcel to someone who is in need , or go and spend time with someone you no who will be on their own this Christmas there should be more people out there willing to just do one good deed to help out others. and after all you feel so much better for doing so Smile

my christmas was spoilt by too many people bringing religion into it.

i have 2 daughters, 2 sons, loads of grandchildren - i spent christmas day with no2 daughter and son in law as they were going away new year, i sent boxing day afternoon with my grandaughter and grandsons - then i heard from none of them until after new year - new years eve i went to bed at 8 pm rather than sit alone - i found out later that the rest of the family celebrated new years eve at no1 daughters - i wasnt invited or even told even though she has a big 5 bedroom house for guests to stay - maybe there was no room for me

I have always spent christmas with my whole family and have ad a fantastic time.. I am going to make sure no1
I know or around where i live spends christmas alone 1 more will make no differwnce to me but alot to them
Hopefully i will be able to stop at least 1 person from spending christmas alone.Awful

I have always spent christmas with my whole family and have ad a fantastic time.. I am going to make sure no1
I know or around where i live spends christmas alone 1 more will make no differwnce to me but alot to them
Hopefully i will be able to stop at least 1 person from spending christmas alone.Awful