(mainland GB only)
Advent Calendars are a window of opportunity for the Christmas Story
The general public has voted giving an Advent Calendar as the tenth most loved Christmas tradition. However, attendance of a nativity, carol service or going to church on Christmas Day didn’t make the top 20.
It goes to show how getting an advent calendar is a great opportunity to share the Christmas story.
It is estimated more than 16 million advent calendars are sold in the UK each year. Well over half of all UK adults buy one and four out of five contain chocolate.
The Real Advent Calendar which was Fairtrade, included a 24-page story book with a line of the Christmas story behind each window. For 24 days families could share and get to know the Christmas story. This new research shows that advent calendars are a great opportunity to do this.
You can buy a Real Advent Calendar at here
The general public votes Christmas Dinner as the best-loved tradition.
Britain’s favourite Christmas traditions
1. Christmas dinner
2. Giving and receiving presents
3. Putting the Christmas tree up
4. Eating with all the family on Christmas Day
5. Putting up Christmas decorations
6. Watching traditional Christmas films
7. Eating Turkey on Christmas Day
8. Listening to Christmas songs on the radio
9. Sending Christmas cards
10. Getting an advent calendar
11. Eating Turkey sandwiches on Boxing Day
12. Wearing Christmas jumpers
13. Going out for a Christmas meal with friends
14. Watching the monarch’s speech
15. Getting dressed up on Christmas Day
16. Hanging a wreath
17. Putting a mince pie and glass out for Santa, and carrots for Santa’s reindeer
18. Drinking Bucks Fizz on Christmas morning
19. Lounging around in your Christmas pyjamas
20. Going to a pantomime
Traditions survey - 72 Point between 19/11/21 – 23/11/21 on behalf of Save the Children UK. Representative sample of 2,000 UK adults who celebrate
Will you buy an advent calendar - YouGov Results – Advent Calendars, Sample size: 2,024 UK adults, Fieldwork: 6th – 8Th November 2019