In fact, London’s not even in the top five for Christmas spending. You tight gits.
The highest festive spenders are the generous residents of Scarborough, according to a survey.
An average Scarborough household will spend up to £1,000 on gifts this year – with at least some, we hope, bought from Scarborough fair. It being a traditional time and all.
More than half (52%) of Scarborough households will spend £800-£1,000 this Christmas, according to the research from price-tracking website suppose.com.
The next-biggest spenders are the considerate citizens of the city of Dundee, where three in five households will be spending in the £800-£1,000 ballpark.
Third up are the lavish Liverpuddlians, where a third of households will spend that amount.
In an un-frugal fourth we find Middlesborough, where almost three in 10 people will spend up to £1,000 on Christmas.
You might think they’re all completely crackers for spending so much.
After all, such high costs would surely sleigh most households.
If so, yule be pleased to hear (sorry, I’ll stop now) that the prudent people of Halifax will be rein[deer]ing it in (sorry, I lied).
They’re the lowest spenders this Christmas, but will still fork out an average of £200 per household.
There are many people in the UK who won’t be able to afford a lavish Christmas this year.
More than 900,000 people used a FoodBank in 2013-14, and just under 14,000 households are currently homeless.
Could you spare a tin of food or a few pounds to help them out?
Donate or volunteer with Trussell Trust’s FoodBank scheme
(And feel free to shout out other great charities to donate to in comments below.)