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Do you spend your Christmas holidays with your family?

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Do you spend your Christmas holidays with your family?



The French are almost unanimous in the view Christmas as "a time of tradition that recalls his childhood."

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Family and tradition. These are the first words that the French associate with Christmas, according to two polls published this weekend. Six in ten spend family holiday, partly so as not to offend by choosing another destination (44%).

The French are almost unanimous in the view before Christmas as "an opportunity to please the relatives" (89%) and "a moment of tradition that recalls his childhood" (89%), according to an Ifop poll to be published in South West Sunday. More than three-quarters (77%) of respondents, on Christmas Eve remains "a unique opportunity to get together with family."

However, the French are aware that Christmas has become "commercial celebration": they are 81% think, 6% more than a similar poll in December 1997.

The religious aspect of Feast of the Nativity, has not disappeared: it is the meaning of Christmas for 68% of French, as 15 years ago. But they are less convinced of the "need to convey a religious message to children on this occasion": 52%, against 68% in 1997.

Withdrawal into the private sphere, family, goes hand in hand with a "weakening of the spirit of solidarity during Christmas," according to Ifop 57% of French equate Christmas at a time "when we feel solidarity with the poor and isolated "when they were 75% in this case 15 years ago.

Another poll, released Saturday, the Harris Institute for Voyages-sncf.com Christmas spirit for 54% of respondents, is to share the traditional holiday meal and enjoy its tree and decorations - even if three out of ten people say they are "allergic" to the atmosphere.

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South West Ifop survey was conducted from December 11 to 13 in line with a representative sample of 1,005 people aged 18 and over (quota method). The Harris survey was conducted online from 30 November to 3 December with a representative sample of 1,782 individuals aged 18 years and over (quota method).

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