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Why Do the Holidays Make Us So Nostalgic?

There’s something about the holiday season that often makes us all a little nostalgic. And it’s not just the result of carefully-crafted marketing by retailers — psychological experts say that wistful feeling has an actual purpose.

Krystine Batcho, a professor of psychology at Le Moyne College in New York, says nostalgia helps us feel connected to one another and can even ease pain during a crisis.

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Fewer Grinches This Year as Most People Want Family Time — Survey of the Day

Where has all the commercialism gone? This year, the majority of Americans “don’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree,” as Mariah Carey sings. Their favorite aspect of the holiday season is the time they get to spend with loved ones.

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Who Really Likes the Taste of Eggnog, Anyway? — Survey of the Day

Eggnog is one of those drinks we all like to have around the holidays not because it’s our favorite drink, but just because of tradition. However, it turns out that more people actually like the drink than dislike it.

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Are Store Owners to Blame for the Crowds of Shoppers?

When you think of holiday shopping, the least enjoyable is getting bumped by crowds of people, right? Brett A.S. Martin, a professor at Queensland University of Technology Business School in Australia, definitely knows this, since he believes congestion is actually caused by store owners filling their aisles to the brim with as many products as possible.

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Research Proves Size Does Matter When It Comes to Gifts

Spent all your money on one really great gift, but think you should also get a small gift so your loved one has something else to open? Think again. New research shows that a small gift could decrease the value of the more generous one in the eyes of the recipient.

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7 Wacky Worldly December Holidays You Probably Didn’t Know About

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Most of us are looking forward to the gift giving and family dinners associated with the traditional December holidays. B

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Say Goodbye to Holiday Spirit, Most Aren’t Fazed by It This Year — Survey of the Day

Despite all the glitz and glam, all the lights, tinsel and gifts, the holiday season doesn’t bring cheer to the majority of Americans. According to a new survey from Poll Position, only 37 percent of 1,072 adults surveyed answered that the holidays make them happier.

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What Will It Take to Get Holiday Shoppers to Buy More? Discounts? Maybe

Since a new survey shows more than a third of Americans have already finished their holiday buying, analysts say retailers need to cut prices to the bone if they want people to keep shopping.

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Are You Like Most Who Think We Celebrate Christmas Too Early? — Survey of the Day

These days, the Christmas season kicks into full swing right after Thanksgiving ends, but it looks like the majority of Americans aren’t particularly thrilled with spending an entire month celebrating the holiday.

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Survey Says — Holidays Are No Longer the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Seems “holiday cheer” may be a misnomer, at least according to a new survey. Consumer Reports polled 1,013 adults, revealing that 90 percent of us have at least one thing to complain about the holidays, and 15 percent hate that they’re expected to be nice.

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