Whiting, U.S.A. — As the classic holiday song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” Or is it? A new survey reveals that some aspects of the holiday season can be irk-inducing.
The survey, conducted by coupon site CouponCabin.com, reveals people’s biggest holiday pet peeves, with traffic congestion and crowding topping the list. This survey was conducted online nationwide by Harris Interactive on behalf of CouponCabin.com from November 30 – December 4, 2012, among 2,691 U.S. adults aged 18 and older.
While traffic congestion and crowding are the top holiday pet peeves for 52 percent of U.S. adults, a variety of other holiday happenings made the list:
While the holiday season’s pressures can frazzle many people, others stay festive no matter what. The majority (89 percent) report they have holiday pet peeves, but more than one-in-ten (11 percent) said they don’t have any.
“The holidays are typically the busiest time of year for many people, leaving them prone to burnout and frustration,” said Jackie Warrick, President at CouponCabin.com. “Make sure to carve out time in your day to take care of your own needs, as well as reflect on what the true meaning of the holidays are to you.”
Whether it’s a pet peeve or a frustration, when asked what is their least favorite part of the holiday season, a random sampling of U.S. adults surveyed said the following: