What is an acceptable amount to spend on Christmas?

What is an acceptable amount to spend on Christmas?

Business group Retail Ireland has said it expects Irish households to spend an average of €2,654 in shops this month, €870 more than any other month this year.

As a whole, it expects us to spend around €4.5 billion over the Christmas period, which is up from €4.4 billion in 2016.

However, retailers fear that they may lose out due to the number of people shopping online with non-Irish websites and crossing the border to Northern Ireland to do their shopping.

Tonight I want to talk about the amount being spent on this one day of the year and I want to know if you think it is acceptable to spend thousands on Christmas?

According to this research a family will spent over two and a half grand! Is that just bonkers?

Or are you a big fan of Christmas and think it is worth the money?

I know there are people out there who will spend thousands on presents for family and friends. They will spend thousands on the kids.

Some people believe that spending thousands on kids for Christmas is just spoiling them.

Others say that it is simply showing your love at Christmas and there is nothing wrong with it.

I want to know you think of this –

How much is acceptable to spend for Christmas?

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