Thursday, November 8, 2007

Holiday Cheer Is Near

DODGEVILLE, Wis. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The holidays are around the corner and merry makers everywhere are ready to get to work spreading the cheer.

According to a recent survey by Lands’ End, 90 percent of women believe it’s possible to spread joy during the holidays – but it truly takes time and dedication.

Nearly 69 percent of respondents plan to spend a full work week of about 40 hours completing holiday to-do lists, and 18 percent plan to take a day off work to tackle the tinsel tasks.

About 53 percent of merry makers will spend their time making homemade gifts and crafts during the holidays, while 81 percent turn into blissful bakers making delicious treats.

When it comes to shopping for gifts, 33 percent of shoppers have between six and 10 people on their gift-giving lists this year, while 25 percent have 16 or more people to shop for.

But even the best holiday task-masters could use an extra hand, and 54 percent wish they could enlist the help of an elf during the season.

But despite the holiday hustle and bustle, it’s important not to forget the reason for the season.

A heartwarming 93 percent of people say spending time with their family and friends during the holidays is their most joyful activity.

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