I went and spent a lot of money this weekend.
My wife and I often, instead of spending money on Christmas presents, save up for the things we want/need and purchase those around Christmas time. It sorta makes us feel like we participated in spending a lot for Christmas like good little consumers, and we get all the sales and special deals.
Try it, it's fun!
NP: The Rebel Jesus - The Chieftains (The Bells of Dublin)