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Germans lag behind on Christmas boozing

The Local · 8 Dec 2012, 13:04

Published: 08 Dec 2012 13:04 GMT+01:00

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When asked if they were planning to get drunk around the Christmas tree, 33 percent of British people said yes, while 30 percent of the Danes were planning on making their holiday a drunken one.

The Swedes and the Finns came next, with 25 and 24 percent respectively, followed by the Norway, where 21 percent of those asked said they were planning a boozy Christmas.

The Germans seemed positively sober in comparison, with just 17 percent saying they were going to drink at Christmas.

The survey, conducted by pollsters YouGov and reported in the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper, also showed that the French were the most restrained Europeans, with just eight percent planning to get drunk.

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19:29 December 8, 2012 by Gretl
Poorly worded question. Germans drink as a prelude to Christmas, the others confine it to one or two days.
21:00 December 8, 2012 by Kiki somewhere in LaLa land
To Germans Christmas is just a warm up period to the grand P***-up that is Karneval! Then you will see them in vast numbers totally out of it & relieving themselves in street , male & females. And the Finns....well as secret drinkers they would not tell the truth in any survey, they are excessive drinkers & do so on their own & not at social occasions...although when they do ...all hell is let loose. I have lived in both countries....at least the Danes & the Brits are honest about their intentions.
21:17 December 9, 2012 by www.emungus.net
Well, you guys down there in Germany should have a lot t o report on booze (and fleshly topics). Please tell us about a certain Antje Crapnik …
10:28 December 10, 2012 by LecteurX
Well, here's the breaking news: Christmas is not about getting drunk, really. Who woulda thunk it?
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