When it comes to the holidays, nothing beats feeling like a kid, right? Not according to new research that finds two out of three Millennials actually like being grown-ups during the holidays better. The survey, conducted by OnePoll for State Farm, asked 2-thousand Americans between the ages of 25 and 40 about their feelings about the holidays now that they’re adults.
And while some holiday magic is geared toward children, 67% of respondents say they enjoy the holiday memories they make as grown-ups more than the ones they have from childhood. While 77% agree that being an adult is tougher than they thought it would be, people have also found some surprisingly great adulting moments, including:
- More than half (57%) Look forward to hosting their loved ones during the holidays more than they thought they would
- Three in four say they’re more motivated to cook and clean around the holidays and 70% claim to actually enjoy those chores
- Some holiday activities are better as adults than when they were kids, including wrapping presents (71%), decorating the house (31%) and watching movies or listening to holiday music (28%)
Respondents also share some of the other best parts of adulthood that aren’t holiday related:
- Buying big ticket items, like a car (60%)
- Learning new things (50%)
- Staying home on a Friday night (40%)
- And paying bills (33%)
Now that they’re grown-ups, people in the survey seem to have a deeper appreciation for family, as 59% say they enjoy connecting with their siblings and parents in adulthood more than they thought they would. And more than three-quarters (78%) say they wouldn’t mind doing ordinary everyday tasks with a family member just so they could spend time together.
How do you feel about the holidays as an adult? Do you enjoy them more and more as you get older? Call us at 877-981-0981 or connect with us on social media at 98.1 The Breeze.
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