Sure, you could wait until you get to your aunt's house on Christmas Eve before you start pounding booze, but why deprive yourself when you've got a perfectly good afternoon at home to get things rolling?

According to a new survey, 39% of people say they'll get drunk before their family's holiday gatherings this year. And 23% will get drunk before their office Christmas party.

And those aren't the only surprising events we drink before. Here are some others:

  1. Wedding – 36%
  2. A date – 29%
    First date – 22%
    Blind date – 20%
  3. A flight – 26%
  4. A funeral – 19%
  5. The last day of school – 15%


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