10.13am on Christmas Day Must be time for your first family row. And then again at 12.42pm, 3pm, 7.25pm and 10.15pm…
00:10 GMT, 25 December 2012
It doesn't take long for all that goodwill and festive cheer to disappear on Christmas Day, and it's usually the combination of a turkey, misjudged presents and one drink too many that is the cause.
A new study has revealed that we have a total of five family bust-ups on the big day, with the first starting as early as 10.13am as the preparations get under way.
Festive feuds: Families have a total of five arguments on Christmas Day
The second family feud is typically ignited by the children, and occurs just two hours later at 12.24pm when stockings are emptied and presents under the tree are unwrapped to reveal that Santa didn't bring them everything on their list.
The new research by Travelodge revealed that parents are most likely to argue between 1pm and 3pm, with 45 per cent of Britons rowing over the cooking of the turkey after a few too many glasses of champagne.
Corinne Sweet, a relationship psychologist, told the Express: 'It's not only the turkey that gets overheated at Christmas. Family flare-ups are inevitable.
Family feast: The cooking of the turkey causes the first argument between parents on Christmas Day
This is because people who rarely see each other are suddenly thrown together for a whole day.'
With the average household sitting down to their festive feast between 2pm and 2.30pm, the third dispute of the day is not far behind, as old family feuds arise over the dinner table.
Even the TV is a cause for tension as the day filled with too much booze and food leaves us fighting for the remote at 6.05pm.
After a long day of entertaining, drinking, and eating a few too many mince pies, the survey of 2,000 adults found that tempers run high again at 10.15pm, just before bed.
And once that's all over, it can all begin again on Boxing Day. Peace and goodwill to all men Not a chance.