It just seems like there is more struggle to the holidays this year. Really trying to stay on track budget wise. The kids arn't even giving me lists. They know money is tight and mommy is working very hard to insulate us from layoffs in march. So the kids are great. I still want to be able to get them some nice things though. I have gotten some great deals and a free item so far to stretch my dollars a bit. What is hurting the christmas budget right now are pj's. I always get them some. I cannot seem to find cotton or flannel pj's on sale this year. The ucky plastic stuff that makes them sweat is marked way down but they tend to leave those in the dresser drawers and never wear them. How is everyone else handling the holidays. Any creative ideas or money savers? Whats your Chritsmas budget. How many are hand making items to give.