The Irish are looking forward to more holidays as Christmas celebrations in the UK become shorter.
A report by the Irish Times shows that by 2019, there will be only nine days of Christmas holidays in the country.
This will mean that people will be able to spend more time with family and friends, instead of waiting until the New Year to celebrate.
It also means that people living in rural areas will not be able have a Christmas tree at home, because the trees will have to be grown locally.
However, the report says the holiday season could be shorter in some rural areas, due to the loss of woodland and water resources.
The report says a “tent city” of 30 to 50 people could be set up in rural parts of the country, where the community can gather to have a festive dinner.
The new rural Christmas will also see the Irish economy grow by more than €10 billion, the study said.
The Irish Times is a news website covering local and regional issues.