Millions of Britons will spend more than three hours in the kitchen at Christmas and miss important moments

MILLIONS of Britons will spend more than three hours in the kitchen this Christmas Day – with many missing out on key moments like opening presents, watching the royal broadcast and snoozing after lunch.

A survey of 2,000 adults found that 48 percent of those who did housework wished they had more time with loved ones on Christmas Day.

The lengthy preparation of Christmas dinner means more time in the kitchen and less time with loved ones

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The lengthy preparation of Christmas dinner means more time in the kitchen and less time with loved onesPhoto credit: Getty
Many Brits admit they don't help with the Christmas chores

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Many Brits admit they don’t help with the Christmas choresPhoto credit: Getty

But while 41 percent of guests admit they feel sorry for hosts who are left out, they still don’t offer to help.

Of those who take on less-than-desirable chores, a quarter (25 percent) even missed delivering some important family messages, such as B. the announcement of a pregnancy.

David Palmer of LG Electronics, who commissioned the research portion of the launch of its QuadWash large capacity steam dishwasher, said: “There is no doubt that many people miss out on the true joys of Christmas when household chores get in the way.

“There are only 24 hours in the day and it seems many get lost in the kitchen scrubbing stubborn dishes while others enjoy a more leisurely time.”

Doing the dishes, disposing of wrapping paper and cooking Christmas dinner were the top tasks of those surveyed on their big day.

While the dishwasher was being loaded with plates, emptying trash cans and wiping down surfaces were other thankless chores that were taken on.

And 22 percent even get out the vacuum cleaner on Christmas Day, as 41 percent don’t typically finish cleaning until 8 p.m.

Some of the most important moments missed due to cleaning and cooking chores are the joy of a loved one after opening a gift under the tree, the royal Christmas show, and opening a gift you gave them.

And 36 percent wanted more help on Christmas Day, according to OnePoll data.

Of the 70 percent of respondents who own a dishwasher, a third are frustrated with the amount of loading and unloading they have to do around the major holidays.

To avoid washing dishes, one in six has pretended to sleep in front of the television and 15 percent take a leisurely stroll.

And scrubbing the unruly pots and pans, doing the dishes, and cooking itself were considered the worst chores on Christmas Day.

LG Electronics’ David Palmer added: “Housework can be done and while washing up used to be an important part of the traditional day itself, it no longer has to be.

“Scrubbing pots and pans can definitely take the shine off a beautiful day and a delicious meal, and it was rated the least desired task overall.

“Tech is a great way to streamline the cleaning process in the kitchen, and steam is great for tackling some of the most stubborn dirty pots, pans and plates.”

TOP 20 WORKS ON CHRISTMAS DAY:

1. The washing up

2. Throw away wrapping paper

3. Cook Christmas lunch/dinner

4. Set the table

5. Prepare cups of tea

6. Wipe down surfaces

7. Giving gifts

8. Provision of Beverages

9. Clear plates/stack in dishwasher

10. Empty container

11. Calling family members to wish them a Merry Christmas

12. Provision of Snacks

13. Stock up the fridge

14. Put away presents

15. Turn on the Christmas tree decorations

16. Hanging up Christmas cards

17. Vacuuming

18. Scrub the burnt pans

19. Put away the laundry

20. Turn on the Christmas decorations elsewhere in the house

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