Survey reveals just how long we spend watching our favourite Christmas films

The top Christmas movies have also been unveiled

Survey reveals just how long we spend watching our favourite Christmas films

Still from 'Home Alone' | Image: 20th Century Fox/Sky Ireland

A new survey shows a quarter of people have spent 30 hours of their life watching a favourite Christmas film.

The study, commissioned by Sky Ireland, found that a quarter of people have watched a favourite traditional Christmas movie between 10 and 20 times.

This means some people have spent 30 hours or more of their life watching the same film.

While 41% admit to having a go-to traditional Christmas film.

The current top movies are Home Alone, Elf and Polar Express (40%). The top Christmas classics are Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life (31%).

The survey also found that 65% of people open presents first thing in the morning.

However, one-in-ten wait long into the evening on Christmas Day before opening them.

Some 76% still feel as excited as a child at Christmas and will wake up before 9.00am in anticipation of the day.

The majority (72%) of people spend over six hours in their pyjamas on Christmas Day, with 8% of those people claiming never to take them off.

Some 28% say opening presents at a specific time is a favourite tradition. 17.4% love Christmas morning breakfast and 17% most enjoy sitting down as a family to watch a movie at Christmas.