Every Christmas, consumer spending skyrockets. We are really good at buying a lot of stuff. Gifts, decorations, food, travel—Christmas is an expensive celebration. Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson discuss traditions, shopping, the pressure to spend, and what contributes to our personal budget standards (which are always justified and reasonable, of course).

Links From The Show:

National Retail Federation Retail Insight Center Holiday Spending

Margaret Thatcher handbags and mementos worth thousands auctioned on-line

Freedom of Simplicity by Richard J. Foster

Theme music by Maiden Name.