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7 ways to enjoy Christmas even if you don't have much money

Mediafeed Logo By Amanda Kay of Mediafeed | Slide 1 of 8: The holiday season is here. For some, this is a wonderful and exciting time of the year. But for those who can’t afford Christmas, it can be rather stressful and depressing.For the last few years, my husband and I have basically skipped Christmas because we couldn’t afford it. Since we don’t have kids, it’s pretty easy for us to opt-out of celebrating. We don’t exchange gifts, we don’t entertain, and we don’t travel to see family. (Not that many people will be this year, either.)Instead, my husband picks up extra shifts at work to take advantage of the bonus holiday pay. When I was working an hourly job, I did the same. (Now I get extra paid time off during the holidays!)Although our finances have slightly improved, they are still in bad shape, overall.So what can you do if you’re like me and can’t afford Christmas?

The holiday season is here. For some, this is a wonderful and exciting time of the year. But for those who can’t afford Christmas, it can be rather stressful and depressing.

For the last few years, my husband and I have basically skipped Christmas because we couldn’t afford it. Since we don’t have kids, it’s pretty easy for us to opt-out of celebrating. We don’t exchange gifts, we don’t entertain, and we don’t travel to see family. (Not that many people will be this year, either.)

Instead, my husband picks up extra shifts at work to take advantage of the bonus holiday pay. When I was working an hourly job, I did the same. (Now I get extra paid time off during the holidays!)

Although our finances have slightly improved, they are still in bad shape, overall.

So what can you do if you’re like me and can’t afford Christmas?

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