Millions of adults plan to use the festive period to catch up on their favourite TV shows – sitting in front of the box for more than four hours on Christmas Day alone.
The poll of 2,000 adults who watch TV found two thirds intend to use the season to get up to speed on their favourite dramas, comedy series and films.
While 32 per cent plan to take a much-deserved extended break from work and sit in front of the box instead.
In fact, after spending time with family, adults plan to devote their time over Christmas to watching telly.
More than a quarter (26 per cent) plan to watch the first King’s Speech on December 25, while 33 per cent will curl up to watch a festive film.
And 12 per cent will binge-watch their favourite reality shows, according to the study commissioned by streaming service Crime+Investigation Play.
But 45 per cent admitted they can feel overwhelmed with the amount of TV shows available to watch and stream.
The Christmas period is perfect for any genre
It also emerged 38 per cent will watch a Christmas special on the box this year, while 18 per cent are planning to view crime movies.
And 15 per cent will tuck into a true crime series, with 35 per cent likely to stream their favourite shows rather than watch live TV.
A quarter even admitted they’re more likely to watch a true crime than a festive movie.
The main reasons for tuning into the TV over the festive period are simply wanting to relax (45 per cent), and the fact it is something which requires no effort (35 per cent).
While 29 per cent think it’s a good way to spend time with others over Christmas and 24 per cent get a feeling of nostalgia from watching old classics.
For 18 per cent, watching

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