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Celebrity Christmas: George Clooney & Scarlett Johansson make the perfect holiday kiss, but lose the eggnog

George Clooney and Scarlett Johansson make the perfect holiday smooch

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Uber party hostess and glam bon vivant, Carla McDonald founded The Salonniere to share her love of and expertise on entertaining. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
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The majority of women interviewed said they would most like to kiss George Clooney under the mistletoe. Photo by Nicolas Genin
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Most men surveyed would choose Scarlett Johansson as their under-the-mistletoe smooch. Photo by Jessica Forde/Universal Pictures
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Surveys reveal that candles are among the most re-gifted items during the holidays. Courtesy of Kobo Candles
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Carla McDonald at home in Austin. Photo by Jessica Pages
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Before you pour that pricey bourbon into the eggnog or pick up a tin of fruitcake, you might want to take a look at a recent holiday survey which found that only 49 percent of participants like eggnog and a full 80 percent do not like fruitcake. Mon dieu!

The Salonniere, the tres sophisticated if cheeky Austin-based online resource for all things related to high-style entertaining, commissioned the nationwide survey of 1,115 men and women, between the ages of 25 and 45. And that is where the sad news emerged on those two traditional December treats.

 Thirty eight percent of those surveyed said they that knew they were on the receiving end of re-gifting because of the original gift card in the box. 

Founded and curated by glam hostess and sophisticated bon vivant Carla McDonald, The Salonniere regularly covers the waterfront of party-giving and celebrity moments.

Its holiday party poll also revealed that of all the fab gents on the planet, George Clooney was the one named most often as the man the ladies would like to meet beneath the mistletoe, while puckering up with Scarlett Johansson was the male idea of a perfect Christmas smooch.

To re-gift or not to re-gift? According the survey, 73 percent of respondents (those with incomes $50,000 and above) admitted to the practice. The favored items for re-gifting? Bottles of wine, candles and gift cards.

Giver beware — 38 percent of those surveyed said they that knew they were on the receiving end of re-gifting because of the original gift card in the box. Yikes!

Full results of the survey can be found here.

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