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Which city is the Christmas capital of the UK?

Christmas surprise presentWhere are the happiest, best-budgeting and biggest-spending areas in the UK at Christmas?

We can now reveal that Leicester is the country’s Christmas capital – the city where residents enjoy festive fun more than anywhere else in the UK.

Not content with being the home of this year’s surprise Premier League champions, Leicesterians are most likely to enjoy a merry Yuletide, with two thirds (66%) saying they get “a lot of enjoyment” out of Christmas.

How does the UK spend Christmas? – INTERACTIVE MAP

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7 ways to handle the Cost Of Christmas

friends-shopping-xmas-300“Christmas is a-coming, the geese are getting fat…” goes the old festive rhyme. The one thing that probably isn’t getting fat when it comes to Christmas, however, is your wallet. 

Last year it was expected that households would spend, on average £796 on Christmas – with £596 going on gifts, £159 on food and drink and £41 on cards, trees and decorations.

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: Black Friday – what’s all that about?

Depending on the size of your family and friends, and on how generous you are, it’s quite possible that you spend more than this every Christmas. And this doesn’t even take into account the cost of going out, and the endless round of parties. Continue reading

Making Christmas Count this year

Staying on top your finances at Christmas can be tough, especially when there’s a lot to pay for, and a lot of time to fill.

Many people feel under pressure to spend more than they originally planned this Christmas, and the New Year can often be the time when people struggle with bills and money worries the most.

New research from National Debtline has showed that almost a quarter of Britons surveyed (23%) said they felt under pressure to spend more.

Making Christmas Count
Our friends at the Money Advice Trust are #MakingChristmasCount through December, which aims to show that you don’t need to spend a lot to give a thoughtful gift, or a great Christmas experience.

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