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  • What are people’s coping strategies for the festive season?
  • What are people’s coping strategies for the festive season?
    Josh Wilburne (2018) ©

What causes Americans stress over Christmas?

Christmas may be the happiest time of the year among those who celebrate it, but it comes with plenty of stressors – whether that’s money, family, or gift-giving. Canvas8 spoke to 20 people from across the US to find out what tends to worry them around the festive season and how they plan to cope.

Location United States

When Amazon announced one-click delivery for Christmas trees, it zeroed in on how, while the festive season is largely regarded as the happiest time of the year among those who celebrate it, there’s plenty to be stressed about too. Indeed, 31% of Americans describe this holiday season as ‘frantic’, with 41% saying they work too hard to achieve the ‘perfect Christmas’. [1]

The desire to get ahead of the Christmas rush has roughly 40% of internet users in the US beginning to cross items off their holiday lists by the end of October. ...



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