Christmas season in the United Kingdom (UK)

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Statista dossier on the Christmas holiday period in the United Kingdom (UK)

This dossier presents a collection of statistics and facts about the Christmas holiday season in the United Kingdom. The dossier provides data on the retail landscape over the Christmas period, including spending and shopping behavior, plus insights into activities Brits participate in over the festive period and views on Christmas in general.

Table of contents

  • 1. Christmas spending
    • Christmas period: average consumer spending in the UK 2017-2018, by category

    • Monthly growth rates in Christmas retail sales volume in the UK from 2012 to 2017

    • Christmas retail: sales growth of food and non-food items in the UK 2016-2018

    • UK supermarket like-for-like Christmas sales in the UK 2016-2017

    • Christmas greeting card: sales of boxed cards in the UK 2013-2017

  • 2. Christmas shopping behavior
    • Christmas shopping: planned purchase times for consumers in the UK 2018

    • Black Friday: expected spending in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016-2018

    • Preferred Christmas shopping locations in the UK 2018

    • Motivations for buying in-store over Christmas in the UK 2018

    • Average Christmas present spending in the UK 2018

    • Most purchased Christmas gifts in the UK in 2017, by category

  • 3. Christmas activities
    • Activities planned over Christmas in Great Britain 2018

    • Visiting friends and family over Christmas in Great Britain 2012-2018

    • Shopping at post-Christmas sales in Great Britain 2012-2018

    • Visiting Christmas markets in Great Britain 2012-2018

    • Christmas church attendance for the Church of England 2012-2017

    • UK travel to Lapland, Finland in December 2015-2017

  • 4. Enjoyment of Christmas
    • Public attitudes towards Christmas in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

    • Loneliness at Christmas time in the United Kingdom in 2018

    • Mental health problems experienced during Christmas in the United Kingdom in 2018

    • Spending time with work colleagues at Christmas in the UK in 2018

    • Attitudes towards drinking alcohol at Christmas time in the UK in 2018

    • Christmas card preferences in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

    • People who love receiving Christmas cards in the UK 2018, by age

  • 5. Christmas traditions and preferences
    • Box office revenue of the most successful Christmas movies

    • Brands that make people feel 'Christmassy' in Great Britain 2018

    • Most popular Christmas dinner centerpieces in the UK 2018

    • Most unwanted Christmas gifts in Great Britain 2018

    • Alcoholic drinks preferred with Christmas dinner in the UK 2018

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