Load up that Smiths and Leonard Cohen playlist! The 2017 most miserable day of the year may well be the most depressing yet. And that’s before Freaky Friday. Celebrity Deaths, Brexit, and fears about a Donald Trump prescidency are greatly galvanising gallons of grey-day gloom.
The formula for establishing the gloomiest day of the year was devised by Dr Cliff Arnall who has worked for such happy organisations as the Department for Work and Pensions and the NHS. It embraces, weather, debt and motivation.
But according to University of Sussex, everyone is still happier than on November 9th.