A recent survey by Esprit Santa's Lapland has revealed that 74% of those asked what they `love about Christmas' said it was spending time with the family and seeing the excitement on the children's faces on Christmas morning.

Nearly 20% said they enjoyed guilt-free food and drink at Christmas and another 8% loved the build up to the day, with cheesy Christmas songs, making Christmas hampers and wrapping presents being among the top comments. 


Meanwhile, a similar survey undertaken by HolidayExtras.com found that 28% of Brits would prefer to jet off to the sun instead of spending Christmas at home, with 12% of respondents fancying spending Christmas on the piste. A romantic 27% of travellers said that their perfect Yule would be anywhere as long as they are with the one they love and 32% of those questioned in the online poll said they would spend Christmas at home with family, even if money were no object.  Esprit Santa's Lapland offers breaks up to December 26, with prices leading in at £1,199 for a three-day holiday for a family of three including flights from Gatwick or Manchester, transfers, two nights' breakfast accommodation and a range of activities, plus a private family meeting with Santa.

For details call 01252-618300 or see www.santaslapland.com

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