Retailers up and down the Internet are bracing themselves for a very busy Christmas Day as people look for another way to avoid any prolonged contact with loved ones. It is thought that in the modern world of ever decreasing attention spans, most people can tolerate 1 hour 30 minutes of interaction with humans before needing to check facebook, twitter, and spend money they haven't got online.
'Don't get me wrong, I love my family, but only in very small doses' Porche, 19, from Essex told us. 'When we start playing charades, and I have to guess Film, T.V or the other one, the one with pages, that's where I draw the line. I would rather go to Next.co.uk or play Dwane at poker on Facebook. My Mum says it's not very Christmassy, but she's wrong. They put snowflakes on the table.'
A leading psychologist explained that modern technology, and a seemingly endless connection to the internet has meant the deterioration of 'quality family time' at Christmas. 'I could go on to explain the social reasons that people are becoming more attached to the Internet than they are to their families, and why attention spans are decreasing, but why bother. This quote will be at the end of your report so no one will read it'