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Never mind the bank balance, Brits will eat, drink and be merry this ChristmasNever mind the bank balance, Brits will eat, drink and be merry this ChristmasDespite rising interest rates, a slowing housing market and the recent credit crunch, retail experts at MINTEL predict that this December could still be filled with Christmas cheer. It looks like British shoppers will again find the money to have a good Christmas and simply relegate sorting out any financial difficulties to their New Year’s resolutions list.