'Christmas vs. Summer Holiday'MoneySaving Poll Results

Poll Started 09 Dec 08:

Which would you cut firstÖ Christmas or Summer Holiday?

The average UK family is said to spend £600 on Christmas, and not that much more on a holiday. So in tight times, which would you give up spending money on first?

Note: If you are of a different religion, please substitute your nearest equivalent celebration e.g. Hanukah, Eid, Diwali for Christmas in the answer below.

Which of these is closest to your answer?


A. Iíd give up Christmas.3,669 votes (44 %)
B. Iíd give up the (summer) holiday.3,445 votes (41 %)
C. I donít do Christmas anyway.343 votes (4 %)
D. I donít take a holiday anyway.665 votes (8 %)
E. I donít do either.265 votes (3 %)

                   8,387 votes received.

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