According to the BBC today, the Brits recorded their worst Christmas spending of the last ten years. The BBC solicited comments on how reader’s money was spent.
I spent $10 for presents for my parents.
$40 for presents for both my sons. (They received another $250 each from their grandparents, aunts, and uncles.)
$160 for family requested gifts for the Christmas Eve bingo at my sisters.
$120 for R’s present.
$140 for mine.
$100 for soldiers overseas.
So I spent a total of $560. I’m not sure, but I would expect that to be about what I’ve spent the last three years, since our income increased a lot.