All I seem to be reading, across social networks, is people complaining about how much other people spend on their children, or how little.
Quite frankly, I'm sick of it!
Why should it matter!?
Regardless of how much, or little, I spend on my children, I won't rub people's noses in it. For me, personally, Christmas is about family, about spending time with the ones I love the most.
I don't have a lot of money, and I don't think Xmas is about that. I'm not going to judge someone for over-spending, or going a little crazy. It's their decision, and also their debt if they should choose to go down that road.
Along those same lines, let's stop the benefit bashing, just for the season?
If you are lucky enough to claim NO benefits, at all, then count yourself lucky. There are people that take advantage, of course! However, most are just trying to get by.
Don't look down on the benefit system until you can say you claim nothing, including child benefit, family tax etc.
Just live and let live, even if just for the season.
Everyone can then have the Merriest of Christmases.