The average person estimates they spend more than 41 hours preparing for Christmas.
The poll of 2,000 adults who celebrate yuletide found they spend on average of three-and-a-half hours shopping for food.
And six hours and 42 minutes on the hunt in shops and online for the perfect presents for family and friends.
But once everything has been bought, it takes two hours and 41 minutes to wrap them all up.
When it comes to decorating, just over two-and-a-half hours are set aside to get the home looking its festive best – and the Christmas tree alone takes nearly 40 minutes to prepare.
And of those buying a new tree, they will spend around 21 minutes mulling over their options for the perfect centrepiece for the living room.
The research was commissioned by Samsung, which has partnered with Fearne Cotton to reveal her secrets on how she plans for Christmas and what she enjoys most.
She said: “Christmas tends to really kickstart for me once I’ve had my first mulled wine, that’s when I really feel it’s happening, it’s on… it’s the taste of Christmas.
“My favourite Christmas thing is to watch a Christmas film with the kids, that’s a blissful moment.
“We watched a Boy Called Christmas last year and just loved every second of getting really cosy under a blanket.”
When discussing the prep for Christmas dinner, Fearne added: “My husband is a really good cook, so he tends to do all of the meat, the turkey and all that jazz and then we share the veg and I do the pud.”
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The study also found 54 per cent said the perfect tree should be tastefully decorated.
While 35 per cent want a Christmas tree which isn’t wilting by the time the 25th December rolls around, and 30 per cent want to ensure

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