The 28th of December is the worst day of the festive period, according to a new study.

"Moody Monday", as it is being dubbed, is the day families are most likely to argue over the holiday period. It is also the day that over one third of people will start to worry about over-indulgence and the year ahead.

According to the research conducted by Kwik Fit, the top three causes of arguments are: criticisms of family members, inappropriate behaviour and chores not being shared.

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The festive poll of 2,000 Brits pinpointed the car journey home from visiting relatives as when the arguments are most likely to take place.

Christmas is of course the most wonderful time of year, but it comes as no surprise that tempers can on occasion boil over in the car on the way back from several intense days of living at close quarters with family,” Paul Boulton, Retail Sales & Operations Director at Kwik Fit, said.

The study also found that despite spending three days with friends and relatives over the holiday period, Brits will have had enough of them after seven hours.

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