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'Just over one in five people aged between 18 and 35 eats Christmas pudding nowadays, according to Tesco's 2018 Christmas report' (stock photo)

'Just over one in five people aged between 18 and 35 eats Christmas pudding nowadays, according to Tesco's 2018 Christmas report' (stock photo)

'Just over one in five people aged between 18 and 35 eats Christmas pudding nowadays, according to Tesco's 2018 Christmas report' (stock photo)

Traditions can have extraordinary power, making us think we can almost reach out and touch our great-great-grandmother. It can be reassuring to feel we are a link in the family necklace, with no beginning and no end. It's also no bad thing to let go of some forced traditions that don't fit our lives anymore.

Some Christmas traditions are dying out. Just over one in five people aged between 18 and 35 eats Christmas pudding nowadays, according to Tesco's 2018 Christmas report - we are eating panettone instead.


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