Drink Up, America, It’s The Holidays

As Christmas, New Year's Eve, and a host of other wintery holidays invade our homes with annoying music, pine needles, Grandma's perfume, and loving yet judgmental relatives you see only a few times a year, one substance in particular helps most of us get through December relatively unscathed: alcohol.

While seeing a typically shy co-worker tape mistletoe to his belt buckle and dance on a desk during the office party may lead you to believe the U.S. is among the world's top drinkers, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's latest data on liters per capita alcohol consumption around the world should remove the beer goggles from that assumption. Turns out the U.S. has some stiff competition.

So drink up, America! Aside from being incredibly rich, there's no reason Luxembourgers (which are not Cristal-infused Whoppers) should be drinking us under the table. At least not during the holidays.