When Do Folks in Louisiana Start Drinking on Christmas?
If you guessed that folks in Louisiana start drinking before people in other states on Christmas Day, you would be right!
Are we really that predictable? Yes, according to a survey by Recovery.org. In fact, the only people who start drinking earlier than we do are Alaskans who start drinking at 11 am Christmas Day. Here in Louisiana, we wait until 12 pm. It's more respectable!
Believe it or not, directly to our north in Arkansas, they wait the latest to start drinking, abstaining until 6 pm. Texans like to split the difference and pop their first top at 2:40 pm.
Granted, with as stressful as 2020 has been, especially with the mitigation measures in place due to COVID-19, we can't blame anyone who wants to raise a glass a little earlier than usual. After all, it's 5:00 pm somewhere, right? Turns out we aren't the only ones thinking that way because one in five people in the survey who don't drink normally make an exception on Christmas. 17% say they've gotten a little tipsy before sitting down to Christmas dinner and an alarming 6% say they've gotten black out drunk on Christmas before... That may be why 21% of those surveyed said they even allowed their teens to partake.
What are your plans for this Christmas? Will you pop the top on a few beers? Maybe enjoy some bubbly with your loved ones? Let us know what you'll be sipping this Christmas, you may give us a good idea ;)