Are we as a nation growing up -- or has the economy just tempered our need to party til the sun comes up?
According to the latest Harris Poll, most Americans will still go to the same number of parties and spend the same amount of time with family this year as they did last year...
But for a significant minority, the thought of building a fire, grabbing a Scrabble game board, and just hanging out has become even more appealing:
- 38% will spend more family time at home (only 7% will spend less family time at home);
- 23% will spend less time doing family activities away from home (17% more);
- 30% will spend less time attending holiday parties (12% more); and,
- 38% will spend less time hosting holiday parties (10% more).
Why the increased focus on family? Is it the holiday spirit? The economy? Or just a good old fashioned "family first" mentality?
Whatever the reason, and however you choose to spend it, to all: may you and your family have a great Thanksgiving!