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Martin Lewis: Save money, don't buy Christmas presents

28 November 2012 Last updated at 10:34 GMT

Many people are pulling out their credit cards and logging on, or trudging along High Streets, to buy Christmas presents.

But consumer finance expert Martin Lewis makes a plea to save the pennies and shorten the present list.

That would mean buying less "tat" for people they will never use, and reducing the risk of "mis-prioritising our finances".

He will be a guest on Wednesday's Daily Politics around 1240 GMT and debate this film with MPs. The programme runs from 11:30 to 13:00 on BBC2.

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