A poll in Britain claims that people spend an hour of their day on Christmas only being online scrolling through various websites. The poll also claims that people also spend about 2 hours watching television & spend an hour playing on games consoles.
Another data shows that about an hour is spent on playing board games, while 1 hour 31 minutes on cooking & around 46 minutes are spent on unwrapping Christmas presents.
A fair amount of time is also spent eating Christmas food for about 1 hour 15 minutes.
Out of around 2,000 adults, the report also claims that about a quarter is active on social media to share their celebrations as they happen.
Full fibre broadband provider Hyperoptic carried out the research & found out that 41% spent time with their family watching television together as a part of Christmas celebration.
3 out of 5 people opt to watch festive films today. A third would want to watch the Queen’s speech & around 40% will rather choose comedy films to watch.
Everything starts &ends on our phones nowadays; such is the dependence on the gadget & the Internet. The first thing that most of us do in the morning after waking up is to check our phones as if it is some morning ritual. Hence, technology plays a vital role in our day to day lives & has also become a part of all festivities & celebrations. A quarter admits to first checking their phones in the morning after waking up & two-fifths rely on the Internet for shopping Christmas gifts.
However, the research also shows data of a sixth of those people who tried to stay away from media on Christmas day but failed at doing so.
An eight have a phone call through Wi-Fi& 3 in 10 send private Christmas wishes through Facebook.
3 in 10 uses the Internet for video calling friends & family abroad & a half choose to message online.
A fifth watches YouTube videos to prepare a meal after going through a recipe & more than a third search for recipes online.
52% of the people who were polled also said that a high-quality internet connection is important, especially while preparing Christmas dinners.
Hyperoptic’s MD ISP, Charles Davies is of the view that it is interesting how people spend time on Christmas day by downloading content, streaming online, looking out for recipes, sharing pictures on social media. People also use the Internet for video calling or messaging their loved ones abroad to keep a connection onChristmas day.