Christmas stockings remain ever-popular

Published: 24th December 2014

Christmas stockings remain ever-popular

Four in every five Britons still get presents in stockings on Christmas Day, a new survey suggests.

As well as finding larger presents under the Christmas tree, millions of people of all ages will also receive smaller gifts in traditional stockings.

Many parents admit they put presents in Christmas stockings to allow themselves a few more minutes shut-eye, with their children getting up as early as 5.30am to open all their presents.

But it isn't just the young that will be delving into their stockings with glee - the Asda poll discovered that around a half of people over the age of 60 also get one.

Two in three pet owners say they get their animals stockings full of goodies too.

The traditional clementine is the type of gift most people find in their stockings as well as socks , wooden toys and chocolate coins.

However, not everyone is in favour of the stocking idea. One in four people in their twenties say they would prefer not to have one as small gifts are a waste of money as they never use them.

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