Christmas 2016 may be the cheapest ever
While many like to moan that the cost of Christmas seems to go up every year, the truth may be exactly the opposite.
According to an index that tracks seasonal food, the price of Christmas dinner is now at its lowest since it started in 2009.
A separate calculation suggests that Christmas trees, too, are getting cheaper, costing just a quarter of what they did back in 1975.
One reason for falling prices may be the arrival of low-cost supermarkets.
However, the increasing cost of importing food may mean that Christmas 2016 will mark the low point for prices.
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