Here’s how to tackle Christmas’ four worst social traps


Keep your mouth shut, be polite, say you’re sorry and go for a walk. We have consulted Emma Gad and guide you through the four classic family Christmas crises.

Scenario 3 - Christmas presents:

Both children and adults can be disappointed by a Christmas present. Most people have likely experienced receiving a present where the immediate afterthought is: ‘How do I get rid of this?’ It’s not acceptable to show one’s disappointment, says Gad. Trustpilot recently asked 1,003 Danes how you should react in such a situation and they agreed with Gad. Only one percent of respondents said it was acceptable to show that you're disappointed or upset.   

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