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Online poll: Respondents choose family

Monday, December 15, 2008

Spending time with family anytime during the year is important.

Respondents of the latest online Brazil Times' poll felt that was one of the most important times during the Christmas season.

The Times recently asked its online readers, "What is your favorite part of Christmas?"

Respondents were given seven different options, including:

* Putting up decorations,

* Spending time with family,

* Opening presents,

* Giving presents,

* Eating,

* Time off from work, and

* Other.

Of the seven options, spending time with family received the most votes, gathering 218 (52.9 percent).

Giving presents was the second choice in the poll as 74 responders (18 percent) voted for it, while taking time off from work came in third with 49 votes (11.9 percent).

Other was fourth with 33 votes (8 percent) while putting up decorations came in fifth at 19 votes (4.6 percent) and opening presents was sixth with 12 votes (2.9 percent). Eating was seventh with seven votes (1.7 percent).

A total of 17 responders also commented on the poll.

One said, "I love spending time with my family and giving them their presents. Just watching our grandkids faces as they open their presents. I miss the ones that have gone on, but on those days, I know that they are with us," while another stated, "I enjoy time with family. I also think it is nice how most people tend to be more considerate of other people this time of year."

Another said, "I love all of the above. This season is the best one of all," while another said, "I love to celebrate church services at midnight, especially when the snow is falling ever so faintly and the bells toll that our Savior is born. I love that memory. I wish it to be repeated over and over."

The current Times' online question also deals with the Christmas season.

The Times is asking readers what their favorite Christmas song.

Readers are given several options, including: "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)," "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "Winter Wonderland," "White Christmas," "Jingle Bell Rock," "I'll Be Home For Christmas," "Silver Bells," "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree," "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas," "Frosty The Snowman," "Blue Christmas," "A Holly Jolly Christmas," "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)," "Carol Of The Bells," "Santa Baby," "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year," "Little Drummer Boy," Sleigh Ride," "Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer," "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" "Feliz Navidad," and other.

As always, readers may leave comments on the poll.

Christmas Favorite?


What is your favorite part of Christmas?


* Spending time with family -- 218 votes (52.9 percent),

* Giving presents -- 74 votes (18 percent),

* Time off from work -- 49 votes (11.9 percent),

* Other -- 33 votes (8 percent),

* Putting up decorations -- 19 votes (4.6 percent),

* Opening presents -- 12 votes (2.9 percent), and

* Eating -- 7 votes (1.7 percent)

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