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  • Do Gen Yers care about Christmas?
  • Do Gen Yers care about Christmas?
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Gen Y on Christmas

What does Christmas mean to Gen Y? Is it all about the parties, the drinking and throwing out unwanted gifts when no one‘s looking? Or does it mean a little more? Canvas8 sat down with British men and women between the ages of 18 and 35 to find out how they’re spending Christmas in 2015.

Location United Kingdom

Christmas in 2015 is as likely to be about the celebration of boozy dinners and Black Friday shopping hauls as it is to be about the birth of Christ – if not more so. Pet-related advent calendars actually outnumber their religious counterparts in the UK this year; a testament to the fading presence of Jesus on his own big day.

And for no generation is this truer than Gen Y; a generation that’s not only less religious than any other, but that’s defined by its apparent narcissism – not exactly in keeping with the holiday spirit. Why ...



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