A poll of 2-thousand finds that two-thirds say shopping centers are actually the “grinchiest” place of all during the holidays.
The survey also reveals: Beyond the mall, other places that induce the most stress this time of year include airports (59%), and the post office (58%).
“Grinchy” places are also lurking online and participants say the stress-inducing social media platforms are Facebook (43%), Instagram (40%) and TikTok (36%).
Another source of holiday stress? Overplayed Christmas songs, including “Jingle Bells” (25%), “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” (25%) and “It’s Beginning to Look at Lot Like Christmas” (23%).
Things that make the holidays more delightful include “home cooking,” “a holiday card,” “a raise,” and “people being kind to one another.”