Britons view family as biggest gift of life

London, Nov 25 (IANS) Britons feel it is spending time with their family on special occasions like Christmas which ensures the biggest smile.

According to a survey by toy makers Hasbro, Britons view spending time with the family as the most important part of Christmas even more than receiving presents, Daily Express reported.

Just under half of those quizzed chose being with relatives. Food was top for 23 percent, presents for 17 percent and time off from work for 12 percent.

It was women, 53 per cent, more than men, who most look forward to family get−togethers.

However, the survey said just 17 percent think Christmas is relaxing with 83 percent finding it nothing but hassle.

Paying for food and shopping are also the top two Christmas worries.

It was found the Welsh , or natives of Wales enjoy time with their family the most over Christmas and the Scots the least.

"Your family should never be a worry but we seem to have forgotten the art of spending time with each other," said Foye Pascoe, of Hasbro.


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