Americans Would Spend $158 to Avoid Their In-Laws This Holiday Season

December 14, 2017

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Happiness at the holidays is worth a lot to many Americans. In fact, you can put a $158 price tag on that for some Americans.

The average American admits that they would spend $158 to avoid having to sit down with their in-laws this holiday season, according to a new survey from Yelp. The popular website surveyed 2,250 Americans about their feelings leading up to the holidays.

The cost of guaranteeing that the Christmas ham or Hanukkah latkes don't come with a side of politics? That's about $152. Yes, the average person says they would spend THAT much money to avoid having to discuss what is happening in Washington, D.C. while enjoying their meal.
By the way, if you're looking for some side dough this year:

Respondents said they would pay $143 to have someone put up all of the decorations for them (and $128 to have them taken down at the end of the season).

Wrapping those gifts? They're willing to shell out $96.