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What Central New Yorkers Say is the Worst Part About the Holiday Season

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For the most part the holidays are a joyous time, but there a few things that Central New Yorkers can’t stand about this time of the year.

Last week we put up a poll to see what you disliked the most about the holiday season. There were 16 things listed, and an “other” spot, where you could fill in your own answer. There was also no limit to the amount of things listed that you could check off, so that made the voting a little more interesting.

Out of the 16 choices, nothing won by a landslide – The voting was pretty close. Apparently, we are all pretty divided when it comes to the worst part about the holidays. Either way, we’re going to take a look at the top results as of December 7th (seeing as voting is still open, and could change).

Believe it or not, the number one response was:

“People who can’t get into the holiday spirit, say they hate Christmas”

That won with 25% of the votes.

“Shopping, crowded stores, parking” came in second with just over 15% of the votes. “Sad Christmas songs” sits in the third spot with 12.5% of the votes.

And rounding out the top 5 – “The cold weather, ice, snow” and “wrapping presents” tied with just over 9%

There were four answers that didn’t get any votes – “Elf on the Shelf,” “Dealing with the family, in-laws” “Cleaning the house for visitors,” and “Cooking big meals, baking goodies.”

There were quite a few “write-in” answers, but our favorite had to be “Early darkness.” How did we forget that one?!

So those are the results from our online poll… Do you agree with them? Is the worst part of this time of the year really people who don’t get into the holiday spirit or say they hate Christmas? Let us know in the “comments section” at the bottom of this page. You can also leave us a message on our Lite 98.7 Facebook Page.


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