With Christmas and Chanukah gifts all distributed, I thought it might be interesting to find out of the spending people claimed they did this holiday season really lived up to the gifts people actually received. So even though yesterday I asked readers how much spending they did, what everyone actually received might be a more honest measure of holiday spending. So let us know after the jump.
Admittedly, this poll might be skewed to adults, as a few Atlantic readers are likely under the age of 14 (but we welcome readers of all ages!). And since children are a major target of holiday spending, this won't tell the whole story. But, I'd argue that the spending on adults is more likely to fall in a time of economic struggle, since nobody wants to deprive their kids of toys. So, this poll could even magnify the role of the recession on holiday spending. In any case, it will be interesting to find out how readers felt they made out with gifts this year.
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