Imagine you’re a family of four who just bought their first house, and you’re getting ready to celebrate your first Christmas in your new home. You’re planning to pick up a tree and decorations, shop for presents – and you want to host Christmas dinner, too.
Hopefully, you’ve got some money stashed away, because Christmas doesn’t come cheap these days.
Since you’re building your holiday from scratch, you should expect to spend an astounding $1,779 on a tree, gifts, and Christmas dinner for the 2015 holiday season. That estimate is based on data from the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Retail Federation (NRF), and the National Christmas Tree Association. Here’s how it breaks down.
Feeding Your Family for the Holidays
*American Farm Bureau Federation