One-third of Germans say Christmas is stressful

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17 December 2004 , HAMBURG - It should be the time of year when people start to wind down and look forward for a break with their family and friends over the festive season.

17 December 2004

HAMBURG - It should be the time of year when people start to wind down and look forward for a break with their family and friends over the festive season.

But according to a survey taken for the British pharmaceuticals products company Nelsonbach, one in three Germans feel they are under extra pressure during the Christmas season.

The survey conducted by the Ipsos-Institut polling body found that 26 percent of German men and women also regarded the Christmas season as being strenuous, while 21 percent even felt increased psychological stress due to the pressure of heightened expectations.

Amid the hectic pace of the Christmas season, 52 percent agreed that many things got on their nerves such as parking space problems, crowded shopping malls, long lines in the stores and the constant playing of Christmas music, Ipsos-Institut said.

Its survey was based on 1,000 men and women above the age of 14.

DPA

Subject: German news

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