I am a member of a forum where there has been a lot of discussion about Christmas recently, with parents listing the items that they are buying for their children. One of the things that shocked me though is just how much money they seem to be willing to spend on children, some of whom are too young to even open them. I see lists of gifts worth hundreds, often more. Do you think you spend too much on your children? I know that a lot of people get into debt around Christmas time and then use the rest of the year to pay it back, is this something that you have done? Personally, I think that as long as each child has something to open, including something that they could play with on Christmas Day, that is more than enough. Otherwise, you're just teaching them that spending money equals love, and that's a rather dangerous message to be giving to them.