Mince pies among Brits' favourite part of Christmas – as study reveals the age you enjoy the festive period the most | The Sun

THE most magical moments of Christmas include spending time with family, putting up decorations – and tucking into the first mince pie of the season.

A poll of 2,000 adults who celebrate Yuletide found watching Christmas movies and the rare occasions when it snows also made the top 20 list.

Other moments included being excited to crank up the seasonal tunes, giving their partner the present they spent so long choosing and filling up their kid's stockings.

Adults also look forward to seeing children’s faces when they open their gifts and getting a few days off work.

The study by Very also found 77% of adults believe the season is, and should be, a magical time of year.

And 63%are making a special effort in 2023.

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Jessica Myers, spokesperson for Very for the online retailer, said: “As the festive season approaches, it's clear to see that there are specific moments that make Christmas magical for families across the UK.

"From celebrating and embracing traditions to spending time with loved ones and picking out the perfect gift, there is plenty to get excited about."

It also emerged parents feel children find Christmas the ‘most special’ at six years old.

With 82% claiming moments with family are what truly makes December 25 great.

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The study carried out through OnePoll, also revealed when it comes to buying gifts, adults spend an average of four hours researching the perfect presents each year.

And one in 10 like to get everything from one place, as long as there’s enough variety.

Jessica Myers for Very added: "The intangible moments that create lasting memories ensure that the true spirit of the festive period continues to thrive in our hearts and homes.

"With just 29 days left until the big day, we’re excited to add a little bit of magic and sparkle to homes this Christmas and a variety of options to suit all budgets in one place.”

Top 20 most magical parts of Christmas

1.            Spending time with family

2.            Putting up Christmas decorations

3.            Seeing loved ones open their gifts

4.            Listening to Christmas songs

5.            Watching Christmas films together

6.            Putting up Christmas lights

7.            When it snows

8.            Buying gifts for loved ones

9.            Making food for Christmas dinner

10.         Wrapping gifts

11.         Children’s faces when they wake up and see their presents

12.         Visiting Christmas light displays

13.         Being off work for a few days

14.         Giving my partner their present

15.         Sharing a box of chocolates

16.         The first mince pie of the season

17.         Writing/making Christmas cards

18.         Snuggling up under a blanket for a Christmas cuddle

19.         Filling up children’s stockings

20.         Singing Christmas carols

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