Brits will spend more than seven hours online on Christmas Day.



A study of 2,000 adults has found that many will be going overboard to spend time with their family and friends during the festive season. 62 per cent will be watching TV together online, while a third will spend the big day making video calls to one another.

The research - carried out by broadband provider Hyperoptic - found that a third of people believe it is more important than ever to be close with loved ones at Christmas following coronavirus restrictions last year.

Hyperoptic's managing director Charles Davies said: "The research shows how families hope to be more connected than ever despite the changing landscape of Christmas again this year.

"Technology and internet connection clearly plays a vital part in celebrating with family and friends who don't live locally.

"Whether together or apart on December 25th, wi-fi connection allows people to spend time together including in-person activities such as streaming music, films and games or having long distanced catch up."