What's the cost of Christmas?

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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Money Saving Polls
Poll Started 15 November 2005: What's the cost of Christmas? How much do you think you will spend this year?

Below are the results to our previous poll. Thanks to the 1882 participants who took part in this poll.

Previous Poll Topic: Poll Started 15 November: What's the cost of Christmas? How much do you think you will spend this year?


c. Serious Santa: £250 - £500 34% - (641 Votes)
b. Secret Santa: £0 - £250 29.9% - (564 Votes)
d. Stupendous Santa: £500 - £1000 22.8% - (430 Votes)
e. Mother (of a) Christmas: £1000 plus 7.9% - (150 Votes)
a. Santa who?: £0 we don't celebrate 5.1% - (96 Votes)

Total Votes: 1882

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  • silverfoxdudesilverfoxdude Forumite
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    I have voted (c) and just have to say that through MSE we have saved over £500 on bargains, and in total will prob only need to fork out £400ish to include presents, food and decs.... We're well chuffed!!

    Thanks all
  • robnyerobnye Forumite
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    im usually well chuffed if we manage to avoid putting any xmas spending on the old CC's
    smile --- it makes people wonder what you are up to.... ;) :cool:
  • well, partner and i have already spent 150 pounds each to go visit my tribe this xmas... so we are not buying anything for them. He is doing secret santa with his family. My mom does not want any gift, she hates gifts, receiving or giving. So she considers the plane and me being there as her gift. i will try to get her somehting useful for her birthday tho (01/01, lol). She will try to refund me something I have recently bought, or give me some money for me to spend on cheap French fashion! And that would be about 100 quid as I am the only child and would also include my birthday in there (15/12).
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  • savvysavvy Forumite, Board Guide
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    I usually spend a ridiculous amount at Xmas as my family is so fragmented that it's very large, my step dad has another 4 kids, my best mate has 3 etc etc! Over the years it's been REALLY difficult for me, as I'm the only single parent in my family AND friends!!!! icon9.gif I've lost 2 grans recently so that's reduced the pressie list a bit tho! icon12.gif

    BUT I've got the best excuse for buying cheap no nonsense pressies for them all this year.................me and mine are going away snowboarding HA HA HA, and this trip had to be brought forward by a couple of months, so is hitting me hard financially. Therefore, they will have to make do with the 3 for 2 boots gifts that I bought with £66 of Boots points on that triple points weekend!!!! :rotfl:It's the cheapest and most organised Xmas I've EVER had!!! :j But still had to vote C!! :rolleyes:
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  • B for me, I've spotted tons of bargains and already stocked up. Just got perishables to get now :j

    Im only buying for close family as Ive got lots and lots of relatives. So just immediate family, everyone is understanding as I'm a single gal with a mortgage :D So just lovely HM cards for the family and long phone conversations x-mas week :)

    Present list:
    Chocs for mom - £2.50 from Aldi's
    Chinese meal out with mom - £30 plus drinks
    Magazine sub for younger bro - Free - well Tesco deals ;)
    Whisky for older bro - £9 with vouchers
    Spending christmas pigging out with a bank balance in the black - Priceless
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  • bonnie_2bonnie_2 Forumite
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    100 hubby
    60 between 3 kids
    20 mum and dad
    my only extravangance 2 freeezer hampers for £250 then i get the £10 deal from iceland.
    total cost £430
  • I know I'm going to spend between £500-£1000 on presents and food combined because I save each week towards a xmas fund. I cannot spend more than I have saved over the previous 12 months and if I work it right I use one of those regular savings accounts so I'm not tempted to dip into it beforehand.
  • Does anyone on this site actually think of the reason for the season? It is not to have a huge blowout and end up with major debts. It is to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, who came to this earth to save us from eternal damnation - or burning for evermore in hell. Who fancies that? Not me!
    sootee50
  • skylightskylight Forumite
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    Picked D.

    BUT - nothing has been put on a card of any description, most of it will be covered by my Ebay Sales and I have been saving tesco stamps for months for the food and stuff.

    We have a large family, but I have researched all pressies, and bought the cheapest from places like Amazon, Boots (3for2 plus points codes!) Argos etc and I have saved £150 by buying different items from different shops.

    We will probably end up spending about £700 in total.

    And I still need a tree of some sort - as we dont have one. (The dog ate last years.....) Although I do think that I will wait until the week before Christmas to grab a bargain. (Cost included in above).
  • savvysavvy Forumite, Board Guide
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    SooTee wrote:
    Does anyone on this site actually think of the reason for the season? It is not to have a huge blowout and end up with major debts. It is to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, who came to this earth to save us from eternal damnation - or burning for evermore in hell. Who fancies that? Not me!
    AND to celebrate the birth of my biological father on the 25th Dec, whom I have only known for just under 5 years now, and who has survived eternal damnation from my annoying mother!!!!!
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