What do you get when you mix a lousy economy with the boxes, ribbons and bags of the holiday retail season?
Becky Johnson is calling it "Christmas lite."
Johnson, a mother of two, said she will still buy presents for her family this year, but the amount she spends will be significantly less.
"My kids know to expect less under the tree this year," she said. "They know that we've got a budget, and we have to survive after holidays are over. But they're teenagers...so it's harder for them to accept."