X Factor winners Little Mix are top of the Christmas flops

Little Mix won the X Factor, but were beaten to the Christmas No1 slot.

Little Mix won the X Factor, but were beaten to the Christmas No1 slot.

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BAD news for Little Mix – their single is the North East’s least popular Christmas present.

According to research by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), three-quarters of people in the North East receive at least one gift they don’t want every Christmas.

Topping the latest chart of the most unwanted gift in the North East is the X Factor winner’s single, with almost a third of people admitting this is what they’d least like to receive. Other unpopular choices include saucy underwear, musical ties, a digital photo frame, a foot spa and novelty pants and socks.

Martin Newton, area manager for BHF shops in the North East, said: “People often receive perfectly good presents that are simply not to their taste, are the wrong size, or they may have been given two of the same item. Whether it’s a dress that doesn’t fit, a CD that’s not to your liking, or a book you’ve already read – your donations mean a great deal to heart patients in the North East.”

BHF Furniture and Electrical Stores in the North East also provide a great new home for any unwanted furniture or electrical items for those lucky enough to upgrade over the festive season. TVs, hi-fis, sofas and dining sets are all sought-after items and a free collection service is bookable online at bhf.org.uk/collection.

For more information, visit bhf.org.uk or call 0844 412 5000.