Ownership of the TV remote is the most common family argument during Christmas, a new survey has found.


The poll, by Buffalo LinkStation, asked 2,000 adults what caused the most arguments and bust-ups in their family over the festive period.

While hogs the TV remote came out on top, it was closely followed by mum getting stressed over the turkey, no-one helping frazzled mum in the kitchen and debates over who should wash up after Christmas dinner.

Cheating over a board game, what time to open presents and dad indulging in a bit too much festive cheer and getting drunk also made the shortlist.

So does your household agree? The top 20 festive arguments are…

1. Ownership of the remote control

2. Mum stressing over the Christmas dinner

3. No one helping Mum

4. Who washes-up

5. Cheating over a board game or charades

6. What time to open presents

7. Kids eating too much chocolate before dinner

8. Deciding which Christmas Day movie to watch

9. Not tidying up after opening presents

10. The children using their mobile phones / laptops whilst at the dinner table

11. Dad not wanting to watch soap opera Christmas specials

12. The kids moaning about their presents

13. Old family feuds that resurface

14. The temperature of the house

15. Dad having too many pre-dinner tipples

16. The kids constantly checking social networking sites via phones and laptops

17. Kids all wanting to play their DVDs at the same time

18. Not having enough space to put up relatives

19. The cost of entertaining relatives


20. Mum having too many pre-dinner tipples