Even though spending is down, Christmas is still costly.
That's why I try and use a points or rebate program to off-set my spending.
I usually do surveys throughout the year and gather up a few $20 Target gift cards and it helps out soooo much.
This is one way YOU can do the same. Use SwagBucks and search/shop your way to points and gift cards. Their search engine uses Goggle and it stocks up the points. It only takes about a month to earn a Target gift card, just doing my regular Google searches. And in a few clicks over the course of several months, I earn enough to buy extras for my Family.
It's one more frugal way that helps out :) Give it a try!