Fathers Christmas: What Christmas would look like if MEN were in charge

Father’s Christmas: What Christmas would look like if MEN were in chargeCheap presents, no turkey – and takeaway for lunch (but a third still think they could do a better job)

Many men are unhappy with the way women tackle the festive season a survey has revealed.

A third questioned believe the opposite sex make too much fuss over Christmas, turning it into a stressful and expensive ordeal.

The majority said they would do a better job at managing preparations and would enforce some drastic changes, veering away from tradition.

A survey has revealed many men are dissatisfied with the traditional Christmas

A survey has revealed many men are dissatisfied with the traditional Christmas

Half of men surveyed said they wouldn”t send Christmas cards, because it involves too much time and effort.

While a quarter would swap turkey for an alternative menu opting for dishes such as steak and chips, ready-made meals or takeaways.

A spokesperson for Red Tractor, which commissioned the survey of 2,000 men, said: “It interesting to see that so many men are keen to take on the challenge of Christmas and have their say on festive celebrations.

Many men believe woman make too much fuss over Christmas, turning it into a stressful and expensive ordeal

Many men believe woman make too much fuss over Christmas, turning it into a stressful and expensive ordeal

“As the majority of men tend to watchfrom the sidelines at Christmas, it is positive news that a large number want to do things their way.

“We hope to see men up and down the country put their money where their mouth is and take charge of Christmas this year.

“Festivities may change in many households but it could be for the better.”

Other changes include getting the children to help out more in the kitchen and buying presentsalready gift-wrapped.

Many would choose to stay at home avoiding crowded shops and weekend trips to see extended family.

Visiting the in-laws remains a daunting prospect for most and 40 per cent said would rather not see their partner”s parents.

But despite taking an alternative approach, 66 per cent of men admitted family is their main priority during December.

In response to the findings British actor and dad, Will Mellor, said: “Christmas is always fantastic in my house but, if I were in charge, celebrations would end up being very different.”

A study by National Savings and Investments (NS&I) also highlighted gender differences when it comes to Christmas.

It found two fifths of women believe that presents are so important that price is not a priority, and many overspend as a result.

Meanwhile men take a more regimented approach with only around two fifths going over budget.