Lots of people postpone Christmas celebrations because their jobs don't pause for the holiday traditionally intended to commemorate the birth of Christ. But in the weak economy, some are delaying Christmas for another reason: money. It's so prevalent that this year, Deloitte's annual holiday survey for the first time asked shoppers whether they planned to wait until January to do the bulk of their shopping for Christmas 2011. Six percent of the more than 5,000 respondents said they are planning to wait.
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published Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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NEW YORK — When Emily Russell’s two young sons wake up on Christmas morning, they’ll find that Santa left them a note instead of the videogames they requested.