Christmas spending habits: Resilient Brits still managed to splash out

January 22, 2009

Three in ten (31%) British adults spent more this Christmas than they did on Christmas 2007Many of us had good intentions to be a little more frugal this Christmas than last. But despite the doom and gloom, latest research from Mintel shows that, for some, the spirit of Christmas was simply too much to resist. In October last year, as many as two in five (41%) adults said that they planned to spend less at Christmas than they had done in 2007. But new figures just released show that only 28% of adults said they actually managed to do this. Meanwhile, at the other end of the spectrum, three in ten (31%) adults spent more than they did in 2007, compared to just 19% who had planned to spend more, when asked in October.

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