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In Austerity Britain 2012 – Are you looking forward to Christmas?

Christmas wreath - colourful or black and whiteIT’S ROUGH out there in today’s tough economic times! Most people are having to tighten their belts and budget wisely and economise – but do we make an exception for Christmas?

We want your views to find out local attitudes to the Christmas festivities:

Are you dreading the yuletide season? Perhaps because you’ve got less money to spend; or is Christmas an opportunity to forget your woes at least for a while and enjoy yourself!

Is Christmas too important and something be celebrated with family and friends, or is it something you’re cutting back on this year?

Send us your comments!

To kick us of we have comments from Sue, Grumpy and Susan (and yes – Grumpy is a real person!):

Sue Lindop

“Christmas to us is all about our family, all been together with our children and grandchildren, I am aware of many families struggling with the recession. I don’t think it is always necessary to buy expensive presents, I think that quality time spent with family is worth far more.”

Grumpy Hedon Blogger

“Merry Christmas Asda, Co-op, Christmas card companies, turkey farmers, mince-pie manufacturers – please spend my money wisely and enjoy yourselves!”

Susan Sweeney

“Christmas is a chance to get together as a larger family. It’s the time of the year that we make a special effort to do just that.”

So are you “Ding, Dong! Merrily on High” looking forward to Christmas? Or “Bah! Humbug!” dreading it?

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