how much do people allow themselves to spend in december



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    Family presents £100.
    Food £20
    Booze (if any) £5
    No parties, no invites, no meals.
  • I save through the year for xmas present money, if I didnt I wouldnt be able to afford it! Ive also saved xmas stamps since September in tesco and Iceland which are a massive help - it means I dont have to worry about where the money is coming from for xmas dinner. I never used to be a planner but these days I have to be! My partner and I just about manage on what we earn, our kids dont go without anything and are well cared for - we make sure we only spend what we can afford - I deal with xmas on the same principle.
  • I can honestly say this is the only time of year when I'm glad my family are all Jehovah's Witnesses.
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