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Glitter beards and festive knickers among the ways millennials celebrate Christmas



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Glitter beards, Christmas earrings and festive knickers are among the ways millennials will celebrate the big day this year, a study found.

Researchers who polled 2,000 adults aged 21-38 identified the ways many of them will embrace Yuletide â€' including bauble beards, Christmas jumpers and festive hair accessories.

Others will also mark the occasion by putting glitter on their face and by painting their nails with Christmas-themed polish.

The research, commissioned by Hotels.com also found a fifth of millennial will look to spend Christmas Day with their mates, while 15 per cent are intending to go away on holiday.

Adam Jay, president of Hotels.com brand, said: “We all love getting together with friends and family at Christmas, and everyone celebrates it differently.

“So, whatever the occasion - friendsmas, quality time with the family or in-laws â€' 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.”

The research also found eight in 10 are planning to have get-togethers with friends at some point over the festive period.

Three in 10 of those will cook a Christmas dinner with their mates and a quarter intend to go to a Christmas market with them too.

Similarly, 20 per cent are doing a Secret Santa and eight per cent are going to have a mini break with their friends.

Carried out through OnePoll.com, the research also explored what millennials will do on the day itself.

More than half will sit in front of the TV and watch movies.

And the chances are at least one of the flicks they enjoy will Home Alone, Elf or Home Alone 2: Lost in New York â€' these were voted the top three Christmas movies among those polled.

More than a third will spend time on social media, 35 per cent will play board games or card games and a fifth will take selfies.

Eighteen per cent intend to send a Christmas message to their social media friends and followers, 17 per cent will have an afternoon nap and 14 per cent will do a spot of online shopping in the sales.

Almost half revealed they are planning to stray from tradition and have an 'alternative' festive meal â€' with a vegan dinner and pizza among the dishes likely to be served up.

And the break from what many consider the norm doesn't end there â€' a fifth are planning to avoid alcohol completely on Christmas Day.

Despite all the excitement over Christmas and the rise of new traditions, those polled are sketchy over its origins - just 16 per cent know the complete nativity story.

Four in 10 don't know Jesus features â€' and it's a similar story for Mary and Joseph (37 per cent) and Angel Gabriel (49 per cent).

Six per cent even believe Santa Claus makes an appearance.

Those polled also revealed their thoughts on how the nativity story might differ were to happen now.

One in 10 think a unicorn would replace the donkey, 15 per cent think the three wise men would be the three wise queens and 10 per cent believe Angel Gabriel would appear to Mary via Instagram.

The gifts from the three wise men - or three wise queens â€' would be a little different too.

They'd include an iPhone (22 per cent), a Netflix subscription (18 per cent) and rose gold jewellery (16 per cent).

Other gifts might include Bitcoin (12 per cent), a selfie stick (10 per cent), beard oil (8 per cent), Uber vouchers (seven per cent) and avocado on toast (seven per cent).

*Hotels.com is offering 10 per cent off bookings for Christmas Day with the code 'RoomAtTheInn'.

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MILLENNIAL TRENDS

• Christmas jumper

• Festive socks

• Festive earrings

• Get dressed up

• Festive hair accessories e.g. headband or tinsel

• Glitter on face

• Glitter beard

• Bauble beard

• Festive knickers

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