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How much money did you spend on Christmas?


Eire1976

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Happy Christmas to one an all.

It's Christmas time and that means a lot of different things to us all. For some it will be the vindication of the counch potato lifestyle with lots of TV and snacks :)

Some say Christmas has become far too commercial and this takes the magic we all felt when we were young away but maybe it's always been like this for adults.

One thing for sure, Christmas hurts the wallet and no doubt when you go back to Work you will hear all the stories about how much it all cost. But it doesn't have to be this way or does all the present buying make it for you?

For me I keep it simple with a spend limit on presents of $30.00 and I have agreed with my siblings not to buy gifts for each others children, as they have way too much already. That certainly helps keep the costs down.

So, How much did you spend on Christmas or have you taken another less commercial route?

What People Spend On Christmas Around The World - Yahoo! Finance
 


bob3367

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As much as we could afford...
 

Eire1976

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30.00 euro? You cheapskate b*st*rd!


LOL, I used to spends upwards of a €1000 on presents alone. Then I woke up to the commercialism of it and just bought small more meaningful gifts. The gifts that keep on giving
 

LINKS FAHREN

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I'm buying a new sock for each of the multiple posters on P.ie?;)

How much will that cost me????
 
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tigerben

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Whatever my husband gave me and a little bit more!!! But it's Christmas eve, my youngest is hyper, and we're heading for breakfast , the brass band will be playing in town and everyone will be in top form. It all seems worth in for the day that's in it today and for tomorrow. Santy as his passing will thrown down new pjs for the kids, wrapped in brown paper, will a Little corner burnt and soot on the paper. Isn't it great what children believe in. Happy Christmas eve to all , enjoy the day and try not and panic buy!
 

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You in Midelton tiger? Make sure and call into Joes - opposite bookies on way to Cherrywood. Many's the pint I had in there a long time ago with the uncle. Great betting pub!
 

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You in Midelton tiger? Make sure and call into Joes - opposite bookies on way to Cherrywood. Many's the pint I had in there a long time ago with the uncle. Great betting pub!
It's just reopened, as the Mad Monk. My first drinking pub! We used to in there in our school uniform and when I turned 18 I was refused a drink! Didn't go in there for two years after. :)
 
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Less than I used to. €20 is the new €50 for extended family by common consent.
 

smitchy2

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We will still spend a hell of a lot more than most countries.

My family and I gladly never went too mad with buying presents so there is little change now then to before.
 

imokyrok

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In middle - I hope :) - of good run on the punting front so got daughter an iphone 5. Mad money but it's only money.
Mad money is right! A lot still seem to be spending it though if my lot are to be believed. One of my daughters friends is getting an Iphone and and Ipad. :shock: My own personal view is I wouldn't do it even if I had the money. For one thing I don't like the values that passes on to children. Time enough for the particularly obscene commercialism when they are earning their own money if that's how they want to go. Sorry if that sounds harsh but I feel the country wouldn't be in half the state it is if people learned the value of money as kids and didn't expect the top of the range of everything handed to them without doing anything for it.
 

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Have not spent a penny yet:oops:

I hate this shopping lark so much that I think cash gifts will be given this year. It is a bit more practical after all.

Do ye think I will get away with it?
 

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LOL, I used to spends upwards of a €1000 on presents alone.

:shock:

My spending will very modest this year of necessity. Doubt it will break the 200 Euro mark.
 

Socratus O' Pericles

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Have not spent a penny yet:oops:

I hate this shopping lark so much that I think cash gifts will be given this year. It is a bit more practical after all.

Do ye think I will get away with it?
My missis likes "something thoughtful" at xmas so whatever about you I certainly wouldn't:shock:
 

Seanie Lemass

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It's just reopened, as the Mad Monk. My first drinking pub! We used to in there in our school uniform and when I turned 18 I was refused a drink! Didn't go in there for two years after. :)


Mad Monk would be appropriate enough! Was in there one day years ago when the bookies ran out of money to cover a particularly spectacular betting coup :)

Not been down for a long time since uncle died. Up the Magpies!
 

Seanie Lemass

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Mad money is right! A lot still seem to be spending it though if my lot are to be believed. One of my daughters friends is getting an Iphone and and Ipad. :shock: My own personal view is I wouldn't do it even if I had the money. For one thing I don't like the values that passes on to children. Time enough for the particularly obscene commercialism when they are earning their own money if that's how they want to go. Sorry if that sounds harsh but I feel the country wouldn't be in half the state it is if people learned the value of money as kids and didn't expect the top of the range of everything handed to them without doing anything for it.


Would agree in general but have the money and while she hinted at one, she is not expecting it and would not be fazed one way or other. Happen to have had the few quid and that's what I did.
 

Eire1976

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Have not spent a penny yet:oops:

I hate this shopping lark so much that I think cash gifts will be given this year. It is a bit more practical after all.

Do ye think I will get away with it?
Depends, can come across as a bit lazy but it is hard to know what to get people as everyday is Christmas to some.
 

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