Christmas tree with presenters
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Should Christmas be present-free?

Is it too early to start preparing for Christmas? It is a question that continues to divide opinion as November comes around each year.

And should we give presents to each other at all?

Founder of The Oldie Richard Ingrams and Guardian columnist Lucy Mangan fall on either side of the debate.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on November 17 2014.

  • 17 Nov 2014