It is that time of year again, christmas trees are going up and gifts for loved ones are being bought. But for many people Christmas is only for children.
AS their has been a definite decrease as to what people are spending this year for Christmas, many are putting their savings towards the essentials such as their electricity bills.
Walking past many homes within the neighbourhood there are many homes which are left in the darkness, as they are choosing to not waste their money on electricity by putting up christmas lights.
One Redcar family have decided against putting up decorations altogether this year, as they believe that Christmas should be celebrated only if you have children in the family.
Leanne Johnson investigates: