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Ho, Ho, Ho humbug: What has us feeling like grinches during the holidays

Monday - 12/23/2013, 5:38am  ET

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In its latest holiday poll, Consumer Reports finds there are plenty of things that drive us nuts during the holidays. (Thinkstock)
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WASHINGTON - 'Tis the season to be jolly. Or, maybe not, according to a Consumer Reports holiday poll.

In its latest holiday poll, Consumer Reports finds there are plenty of things that are driving us nuts about Christmas.

Topping the list of things that can turn some of us into grinches:

  • Crowds and long lines: 61 percent

  • Bad traffic: 54 percent

  • Aggressive/thoughtless driving in shopping center parking lots: 48 percent

  • Gaining weight: 34 percent

  • Getting into debt: 31 percent

Consumer Reports surveyed 1,500 randomly chosen U.S. residents who said they planned to shop for the holidays.

WTOP's Brennan Haselton contributed to this report. Follow @WTOP on Twitter.

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