Ho ho ho. Christmas is coming, and the goose is getting fat.

On today’s episode of The Personal Finance Hour, I’ll join Jim from Bargaineering to discuss the highs and lows of the holiday season. What are your favorite Christmas traditions? To whom do you give gifts? How do you set a shopping budget? Do you buy year-round — or have you not even begun to shop? And which is your favorite reindeer? (I’ve always been partial to Comet.)

Wrap-Up: Santa Claus joined us to chat about the holiday season today. We had a great time chatting with him, discussing holiday traditions, homemade gifts, and layoffs at the North Pole. The show was a little sillier than normal, but that made it kind of fun. We’ll return to more serious stuff in our next episode.

This show will air live at 3pm Pacific (6pm Eastern). It’s much more entertaining for everyone when you call in to participate. We’d love to hear your tips for a happy (and frugal) holiday season. Call us at 1-347-327-9144 to share (or join the rowdy crew in the chat room).

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