When Christmas is delayed: With money tight, many expect better deals later

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  • K Mchenry, IL
    Dec. 14, 2011 1:43 p.m.

    Jesus wasn't born on December 25th. But santa comes the 25th. The article is about delaying santa.

    Get the game for xmas morning. Buy your gifts later. Give them later. Or just have Santa fill the stocking. If santa spent $25 on each kid you would have $25 toward the netbook for the family christmas party where they get the clothing item too. Ask an organization for help with a gift in November for little ones under 16.

    Of course lots will shop after christmas. Gift cards. But also realize not everything will be on the shelf still.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dec. 14, 2011 12:34 p.m.

    Re: spring street | 8:19 a.m. Dec. 14, 2011
    "Buy giftcards and then let the recipient shop the deals"

    The best gifts are the ones that come from the heart. The spirit of Christmas is about giving gifts .... not "stuff". And yes, there is a difference.

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Dec. 14, 2011 8:55 a.m.

    @ Brave Sir Robin: I didn't see anybody in the story - or any indication for that matter - of people who meet your gross stereotype.

    I saw a story of people who have been unemployed, or who have missed work for medical reasons, or who are frugal as a part of everyday living - the exact opposite of the picture you are trying to paint.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Dec. 14, 2011 8:21 a.m.

    It's crazy what people will sacrifice so they can have their smartphones, broadband internet, video games, flat screen TV's, satellite TV, DVR's, etc. I can understand sacrificing other "wants" if you want those things more, but sacrificing your kids' Christmas? Wow.

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Dec. 14, 2011 8:19 a.m.

    Buy giftcards and then let the recipient shop the deals.

  • Ms Molli Bountiful, Utah
    Dec. 14, 2011 8:18 a.m.

    I feel so sorry for these people who apparently have absolutely no idea what Christmas is all about ...

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Dec. 14, 2011 7:12 a.m.

    The best solution is to simply STOP spending tons of money for Christmas.

    It isn't necessary in order to have a good Holiday.

    Besides Christmas began before Halloween this year, it's been going on for Months now.

  • uwishtoo MESA, AZ
    Dec. 14, 2011 6:25 a.m.

    I think this is disgusting. Leaving a note from Santa? If they can afford things the day after Xmas they can afford things before Xmas. No child deserves to wake up with nothing from Santa on Xmas morning.

  • Gosh-DUH Burlington, CT
    Dec. 14, 2011 5:35 a.m.

    What a ridiculous article, starting with the title. "Christmas" is not being delayed. Christmas Day is the observance of the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Buying an absurd number of expensive and usually unnecessary items to give to family and friends is not Christmas so the time frame of buying these items cannot delay the observance of true Christmas. and given the description of the financial status of many of the folks in this article, it is no wonder why people continue going into debt. Instead of obscenely priced merchandise, how about buying your family members essential items, like clothing or personal items, rather than electronic games. Sheesh. the reason for foreclosures and homelessness should be the title of the article. Have a blessed, merry Christmas. and it doesn't have to cost you anything.