04/10/2012 12:55 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Mums Spend Equivalent Of ONE WEEK's Work Getting Ready For Christmas!

Mums spend a equivilent of a week getting ready for xmas PA

A survey has found that mums spend the equivalent of a WEEK at work getting ready for Christmas!

The research by chocolate brand Galaxy revealed two out of five mums spend more than 40 hours planning and preparing for their family's Christmas - compared with a measly five hours by their male partner!

A quarter of mums claimed they started getting ready for Christmas in SEPTEMBER, while one in eight confessed they bought some presents way back in January.

Yet despite working so hard on all the preparations, the poll found that one in seven women did not feel their efforts over the Christmas period were appreciated.

And one in five complained other halves were no good at choosing Christmas presents...

Do you agree with the research? How much prep have you done for Christmas? And has your partner helped at all?