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More Brits Snub Family for Online Shopping at Christmas: Chart

On a day traditionally reserved for families, more Britons are sneaking away to do what they do on the other 364 days of the year -- shop online. U.K. internet spending will rise about 10 percent to a record this Christmas Day, according to estimates by researcher IMRG, maybe showing why Prime Minister Theresa May is refusing to heed calls for shops to shut on Dec. 26. Instead of napping after their festive dinner, many Brits will get on their laptops and smartphones to redeem gift cards they got as presents, said Justin Opie, managing director at IMRG.

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