'Christmas vs. Summer Holiday' poll results/discussion

Poll between 09-15 Dec 08:

Which would you cut first… Christmas or Summer Holiday?

The average UK family is said to spend £600 on Christmas, and not that much more on a holiday. So in tight times, which would you give up spending money on first?

Note: If you are of a different religion, please substitute your nearest equivalent celebration e.g. Hanukah, Eid, Diwali for Christmas in the answer below.

Which of these is closest to your answer?

A. I’d give up Christmas. 44% (3669 votes)
B. I’d give up (summer) holiday. 41% (3445 votes)
C. I don’t do Christmas anyway. 4% (343 votes)
D. I don’t do holiday anyway. 8% (665 votes)
E. I don’t do either. 3% (265 votes)

This vote has now closed, but you can still click 'post reply' to discuss below. Thanks :)

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  • kazwookiekazwookie Forumite
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    Aggggggg Lawrence

    I only have a holiday at Christmas time, I work all year, and where I go doesn't as such 'do' Christmas, as mainly they are Buddists, however the children all seem to know about Christmas.

    So my spending is very low, on both hols and Christmas dinner / presents.
    :) Sun, Sea :)

  • kazwookiekazwookie Forumite
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    Lawrence

    Your link is taking me to a mortage vote!!:rotfl: :rotfl:

    Ok it has corrected itself!!

    (too much Christmas spirit if you ask me!!)
    :) Sun, Sea :)

  • freyasmumfreyasmum Forumite
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    I'd give up summer spending long before I'd give up Christmas - it's a magical time, especially for [strike]those with[/strike] kids :A

    I love Christmas and with all the codes and offers available, there is no need to spend that much - and children don't need lots of money spent on them for it to feel special anyway, IMO.
  • sodamnfunkysodamnfunky Forumite
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    I wouldnt give up either. I love my holidays too much.

    Its all about being good with money and budgeting.
  • Merlin139Merlin139 Forumite
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    I wouldnt give up either. I love my holidays too much.

    Its all about being good with money and budgeting.

    My answer as well, If you budget you can afford both. Thats what we do. And as said before you have 12 months notice of Christmas.
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  • TarryTarry Forumite
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    I like both as it's good to get away (but I don't tend to go away in peak months) and it's good to spend time with family at Christmas.
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  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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    Saying "i'd budget" is cheating :)

    The aim is to make you choose which is your spending priority...
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  • Oh dear - I'd cut down on a Summer Holiday, but OH says Christmas would be the first to go. The presents under my tree look somewhat less exciting now!
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  • basil92basil92 Forumite
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    No contest....I'd give up Christmas;)

    I need to get some proper sunshine at least once a year:cool:
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