Amid recession, a Christmas almost for Scrooge (AP via Yahoo! News)

Here is another way to cut down your Christmas expenses and save big this holiday season:
Christmas is not canceled, and Scrooge would still find plenty of merriment to cry “Humbug!” about. But from Paris to Hong Kong and beyond, families are cutting back on Christmas expenses as they try to keep the fires of festive cheer burning in tough economic times.