Now that Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is right around the corner - everyone is getting ready for Christmas. Christmas is an interesting holiday. It is the time of the year we are most focused on Jesus Christ and his life but it is also one of the most stressful and craziest shopping times of the year! This year the average American will spend over $1,000 on Christmas.

That includes $458 on gifts, $310 on attending parties, and $194 on hosting parties and meals.

This is again one of those times where I am glad I fall below the norm! We will not be spending anywhere near $1,000 on Christmas.