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More than half British would rather watch TV than go out during the holidays


The average household’s holiday haul will include six films, two full box-sets and four seasonal specials, a survey found. A poll of 2,000 adults revealed they plan to watch almost fourand-a-half hours a day from December 20 to January 2. Two arguments over what to watch are predicted – with dads most likely to hog the remote. Some 65 percent would rather watch TV than go out, while 37 percent view it as the most important part of the festivities. One in four families even watch the box while eating their lunch.

The Queen’s Speech was the biggest “must watch” TV event, followed by classics episodes of Only Fools and Horses and the Coronation Street specials. Macaulay Culkin’s 1990 blockbuster Home Alone was the favourite festive movie, followed BYWILL Ferrell’s comedy Elf. Deep Halder of Samsung UK, which commissioned the survey, said: “Having a TV-watching plan is a great idea to avoid festive arguments.”


YOU can buy Christmas dinner for under a fiver a head at four stores. Which? found the German costcutter Aldi was cheapest at £4.69, with Waitrose the dearest and 54 percent pricier at £7.25. The consumer group looked at 10 items including turkey, stuffing, Brussels sprouts and Christmas pudding for six people.

It cost £28.17 from Aldi and £43.52 from Waitrose. Asda was second cheapest at £28.49 followed by Lidl (£29.46), Tesco (£28.88), Sainsbury’s (£32.90) and Ocado (£38.28). Ele Clark, of Which?, said: “Asda, Tesco and Lidl were hot on the heels of Aldi, meaning most live close to a store where they can buy festive essentials for under £30.”

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