“Is it illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas Day?”

With Christmas fast approaching, Give as you Live Online retailer Next has looked into some of the funniest things people are searching for on Google during the festive period. From rotating Christmas tree stands to gifts for a picky mother-in-law, they’ve uncovered some real crackers (excuse the pun)!

We’re optimistic about the weather…

If you’re one of the people searching “open toe shoes for Christmas party”, we bow down to your dedication to style. We’ll be the ones in the corner in furry boots. And a big coat.

… and fashionably festive…

We’re keen to keep it cosy – a few of us are searching for advice on “how to wear a Christmas jumper on a night out.” Our top tip – belt it over a sequin midi skirt like this one from Next.

Year after year, we struggle with the MIL…

When it comes to gift buying, there are thousands of searches of things like “what to get Dad”, but what about those pernickety family members? “What to get a picky mother in law for Christmas” appeared multiple times!

It seems plenty of us are also struggling for secret Santa with lots of profession-based searches such as: “what to get a tech guy for Christmas”.

We’re impatient…

In December 2018 over 3,000 people searched for ‘is it Christmas yet’ and ‘how many seconds until Christmas’. Some of us even took it back to basics entirely – there were over 33,000 searches for ‘when is Christmas’.

We LOVE Christmas…

In December 2018, 2,900 people searched ‘How to get to sleep on Christmas Eve’, proving the excitement never really goes away.

But, mostly, we’re just hungry…

Over TWELVE THOUSAND of us searched for ‘Is McDonald’s open on Christmas Day’ last year. Worryingly, over 6,600 people searched for ‘Christmas dinner in a can’.

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