London: Despite smashing all book-selling records at the start of the year, EL James’ raunchy “mummy porn” trilogy is the last thing people want to find in their stockings on Christmas morning, a survey has revealed.
According to a survey by the British Heart Foundation, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is the most unpopular potential Christmas gift this year, with 26 percent of people saying that they would be seriously disappointed if they unwrapped it on 25 December, the Daily Mail reported.
More than a quarter of people said the publishing phenomenon would be their most unwanted gift, followed by the Olympics highlights DVD (24 percent) and a weight loss DVD (20 percent).
The recently fashionable `onesie` item of clothing made fourth place, with 18 percent of people saying they would not appreciate it as a gift, while just 7 percent of those surveyed said the Christmas jumper would be their most unwanted present.
Two thirds of the 2,000 people surveyed (66 percent) said that they received at least one gift they did not want every Christmas.
According to the poll, those most likely to give unwanted gifts were grandparents, identified by 16 percent of those surveyed, followed by mothers (14 percent) and partners (10 percent).
The BHF said its shops received a surge of candles, toiletries, clothing, accessories, books and DVDs after last Christmas.