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There’s nothing better than a traditional family knees-up when it comes to our favourite way to spend the festive season, according to a local housebuilder.

New research from David Wilson Homes, which is bringing new homes to the Isle of Wight, has found that people’s idea of a happy Christmas still centres on the comfort and familiarity of the family home, surrounded by those you love (and lashings of festive treats).

In a survey of more than 2,000 people, the housebuilder found 67.8% of us would choose home as the prime venue for our seasonal celebrations. Spending Christmas at a relative’s was by far the next popular choice of festive setting (22.4%).

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The idea of jetting off for winter sun or a quiet holiday hideaway is rising in popularity, but still only tempting 4.5 per cent of those surveyed away from their home comforts.

Michelle Storer, sales director at David Wilson Homes, said:

“We’re not surprised to hear people love spending Christmas at home, whether it be at their own house or a relative’s. There’s something comforting about being together with the people you love in a relaxed environment. Plus there’s the added benefit of being able to have a sneaky snooze if you eat too many roast potatoes!”

The five-star housebuilder, which is bringing new homes to the Island at its St George’s Gate development in Shide, is busy preparing for Christmas. It has been erecting Santa Stop Here signs to ensure Father Christmas knows to stop at its new developments and helping scores of buyers move into their new homes in time to celebrate the festive season.

Michelle added:

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“It can be a much quicker process buying and moving into a new build, as it inevitably shortens the chain. These last few months have been so rewarding, helping a large number of buyers move into their new homes in time for Christmas.”

For more information about David Wilson Homes, visit dwh.co.uk or call 0330 057 6000.

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