Holidays ‘Christmas Brain’ is a Real Thing, and It’s Happening Now December 19, 2017 Share Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Linkedin Email Print So there’s a company called Peakon that surveyed more than 2,000 workers and decided that December 18 is the day that more than half of American workers decided that Christmas celebrating starts NOW. Secret Santa and office parties are to blame, said 19% of workers. 30% said they spent their workdays planning Christmas break activities and 35% are planning Christmas Day. Sick days increase around Christmas, as 4% of workers admitted to calling in sick when they weren’t. 12% said they take ridiculously long lunches during the week leading up to Christmas. Amazon is getting a bump in sales, as 42% of employees admitted to online Christmas shopping while on the clock. Hey, even with Prime, there’s a deadline, so cut us some slack. Christmas office parties abound this time of year, yet it’s only 16% who are drinking alcohol on the job. Bottom line is, Christmas brain is here, and most of America has checked out mentally. Happy holidays and enjoy these fun facts! via Huff Post and Unilad RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Don’t Forget… Catch the Claremore Fireworks Show! Where to Buy Fireworks in Claremore, Plus Safety Tips! Enjoy Mother’s Day Tea in Claremore at The Pink House The LIST: Easter Activities in Claremore Enjoy Dinner and Dancing for Valentine’s Day in Claremore! How to Get Rid of Your Christmas Tree in Claremore 12 Days of Christmas Crafts at the Claremore Library! A Gift-Giving Guide for Good You Can Help Claremore Veterans this Holiday Season!