For Christians, the Christmas holiday is first and foremost about celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. But even more broadly, for most people (Christians and non-Christians alike) the holidays are about spending time with the ones you love and being thankful for the blessings in your life. Itâ€™s so easy to forget the real meaning of the holidays when youâ€™re caught up with filling that giant gift list. Focus on planning budget-friendly get-togethers with family and friends (think potlucks, etc.) so youâ€™re not spending so much time and money on the act of gift-giving.