It's that time of year again - it only seems like 5 minutes ago that we ran our last Christmas survey - although I'm sure that was largely due to the horrible year we've all had!
Anyway, thanks once again for taking part in our annual tradition (well for the last three years anyway!) of our Christmas survey. This year once again we saw an increase in sample size, although only very slight - 2,433 of you up from 2,395 last year.
As you will see from the infographic below - Turkey is unsuprisingly continuing to reign supreme at the Christmas dinner table, although it has dropped ever so slightly from last year in terms of its overall popularity.
Perhaps as suspected, average spend is down from £797.06 to £785.72 this year, although if I'm being honest I may have expected to see a bigger drop. Maybe that's related to broad mix of financial situations we've seen across the economy - while some unfortunate people are losing their jobs and tightening their belts, others are finding they're left with more disposable income due to not having so many places in which to spend it. Do you agree?
Another Covid victim is of course the Boxing Day sales - with what already appeared to be a slowly dying tradition for the high streets seeing an even bigger blow this year. Just 13% of you told us you intend to hit the sales on Boxing Day - down from 19% last year.
In terms of Christmas movies - Home alone has retained the crown, actually increasing in popularity from 10% to 11%. Elsewhere "It's a Wonderful Life" moves up two places to 2nd and "Die Hard" beats out last year's "A Christmas Carol" for 5th place. I know it's sometimes debated as to whether Die Hard is actually a proper Christmas movie, but clearly plenty of Viewsbankers think it is!
We hope you enjoy taking a look at our Christmas infographic below, and most of all we wish all of our members a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We look forward to reading your comments below!