Is Christmas better or worse if you spend less? MoneySaving Poll Results

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The Christmas turkey has now gone cold – so it's a good time to evaluate. In the recent festive season, Martin's Ban unnecessary Christmas presents video went viral with more than 14 million views and 100,000s sharing it.

So did you cut back this Christmas compared to past years, and how did you find it?

Please select the option closest to your situation.

Results

I'm a parent (or in a family) with school age children (982 votes)
I cut back: it improved my overall Christmas experience208 votes (21%)
I cut back: my overall Christmas experience was as good as normal409 votes (42%)
I cut back: my overall Christmas experience wasn't as good, but it was worth it30 votes (3%)
I cut back: my overall Christmas experience wasn't as good, and I regret it7 votes (1%)
I spent the same as normal: and was very happy with my overall Christmas experience191 votes (19%)
I spent the same as normal: I wish I'd spent less58 votes (6%)
I spent the same as normal: I wish I'd spent more1 votes (0%)
I spent more: it improved my overall Christmas experience, and was worth it26 votes (3%)
I spent more: it improved my overall Christmas experience, but I regret it4 votes (0%)
I spent more: but my overall Christmas experience didn't improve40 votes (4%)
I spent more: but my overall Christmas experience was worse1 votes (0%)
I don't celebrate Christmas7 votes (1%)
I'm in a couple with no children/school age children (1862 votes)
I cut back: it improved my overall Christmas experience450 votes (24%)
I cut back: my overall Christmas experience was as good as normal644 votes (35%)
I cut back: my overall Christmas experience wasn't as good, but it was worth it58 votes (3%)
I cut back: my overall Christmas experience wasn't as good, and I regret it28 votes (2%)
I spent the same as normal: and was very happy with my overall Christmas experience447 votes (24%)
I spent the same as normal: I wish I'd spent less76 votes (4%)
I spent the same as normal: I wish I'd spent more9 votes (0%)
I spent more: it improved my overall Christmas experience, and was worth it63 votes (3%)
I spent more: it improved my overall Christmas experience, but I regret it6 votes (0%)
I spent more: but my overall Christmas experience didn't improve32 votes (2%)
I spent more: but my overall Christmas experience was worse5 votes (0%)
I don't celebrate Christmas44 votes (2%)
I'm single (796 votes)
I cut back: it improved my overall Christmas experience202 votes (25%)
I cut back: my overall Christmas experience was as good as normal235 votes (30%)
I cut back: my overall Christmas experience wasn't as good, but it was worth it29 votes (4%)
I cut back: my overall Christmas experience wasn't as good, and I regret it11 votes (1%)
I spent the same as normal: and was very happy with my overall Christmas experience180 votes (23%)
I spent the same as normal: I wish I'd spent less28 votes (4%)
I spent the same as normal: I wish I'd spent more6 votes (1%)
I spent more: it improved my overall Christmas experience, and was worth it27 votes (3%)
I spent more: it improved my overall Christmas experience, but I regret it5 votes (1%)
I spent more: but my overall Christmas experience didn't improve20 votes (3%)
I spent more: but my overall Christmas experience was worse6 votes (1%)
I don't celebrate Christmas47 votes (6%)

                   3,640 votes received.

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