What Your Favorite Holiday Says About Your Personality

That pitter-patter you feel in your heart every time you think about dressing a turkey, decking the halls with boughs of holly, or getting down to "Thriller," could tell you more about yourself than you might imagine. "What people love about life is on display when it comes to what holiday they prefer the most," says Kit Yarrow, a consumer research psychologist and professor at Golden Gate University, and author of Gen Buy and the upcoming Decoding the New Consumer Mind. Here, she breaks down what type of person you might be—whether it's New Year's Eve or Valentine's Day that sends you into celebration overdrive. By Jennifer Hirshlag

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    "Most holidays are recognized for bringing humans together, and we enjoy celebrating them because we yearn for those times when we are connected," Yarrow says. "But there are secondary holidays on which we honor something simply to remind people about what’s important. They may not have the same emotional relevancy, but they are still relevant."

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