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Poll: Is the economy changing the way your do your Christmas/Holiday shopping?

I read we are well into a 14 month recession, and you can't turn on the tv without hearing about the economy and lost jobs. We are cutting back a little on gifts this year. I've still picked up toys I know my boys will like, but I picked up most things on really good deals. My husband always wants to go all out on Christmas, but I'm trying to convince him otherwise this year. My brother and sister inlaws and their spouses all do a grab bag, so I only have to buy for one person on that side of the family which is good. I've talked to a few friends who are cutting back on gifts this year as well. I just feel it's the responsible thing to do right now.

Forecasters: U.S. in 14 month recession source:

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AlexandraEva AlexandraEva 7 years 6 weeks
In some ways I'm glad the recession has finally put my out of control consumerism in check.
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 7 years 27 weeks
It's not really the recession making me want to cut back, but just the thought that Christmas has become too much about the gifts. Many families put themselves into debt buying all these gifts, and really it seems so silly when I think about it. I don't want to be consumed by all of that.
serasvictoria serasvictoria 7 years 27 weeks
It's going to be a small Christmas at my house.Usually I go nuts but the only one I'm buying quite a bit for is my daughter.