|Posted by George Freund on December 24, 2018 at 9:35 AM|
MORE than a third of British millennials don’t know the baby in the Nativity is Jesus, according to a poll.
By Sophie Jones / Published 22nd December 2018
The shocking survey of 2,000 Brits aged between 21 and 38 revealed 39% did not know Jesus was involved in the story about his own birth.
And awkwardly, 6% believed Santa Claus has a role in the biblical tale.
Only 10% could name all the gifts brought by the Three Kings: Frankincense, Gold and Myrrh.
Asked what would replace a donkey with, 10% said a unicorn — an increasingly popular tree decoration.
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“Of course I know about Jesus and Joseph and Mary, although I'm not too sure what the three wise men were doing or the Angel Gabriel for that matter”
Millennial Craig Munro
Furthermore, 15% believed the three wise men should be replaced by three wise women.
A total of 22% said they wouldn't even celebrate Christmas on December 25 — choosing instead to have a festive dinner on Christmas Eve or Boxing Day.
An instead of turkey or a festive roast, 46% of those polled said they would be tucking into pizza or a vegan dinner.
The study by Hotels.com found that one-in-five millennials were planning a sober festive period, with not even a drop of sherry or port crossing their lips.
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According to the poll, 20% of millennials will be spending Christmas Day with pals rather than family, and just one-in-five said they would do any cooking on the day itself.
When it came to frivolities, however, 25% said they would be wearing festive nails.
And 12% of respondents with beards said they would “glitter them up” on Christmas Day; festive undies was also on the agenda for 7%.
Asked what they wanted for Christmas, 22% picked a new iPhone, with 12% wanting a Bitcoin investment, 10% a selfie stick, 8% beard oil, 7% Uber vouchers - and 7% optioned for a bag of avocados.
Millennial Craig Munro, 29, of St Albans, Herts, said: "Of course I know about Jesus and Joseph and Mary, although I'm not too sure what the three wise men were doing or the Angel Gabriel for that matter.
"It is shocking that some people in my age group don't know the story of the Nativity, but time moves on and some traditions go out of the window I suppose."
Adam Jay, of Hotels.com, said this week: "We all love getting together with friends and family at Christmas, and everyone celebrates it differently.
"So, whatever the occasion, there's always room at the inn at Hotels.com and you can get a reward night when you stay ten nights with Hotels.com Rewards."
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