Celebrating Christmas doesn't have to mean emptying your bank account. In fact, it's possible to have a free Christmas this year.
Studies show that many people prefer enjoying experiences to giving or receiving gifts. Even millennials are bucking the gift-buying trend — in fact, 72 percent say they would rather enjoy experiences than "stuff" over the course of the next year, according to a study by Harris Poll on behalf of Eventbrite.com.
If you are celebrating Christmas on a budget, check out the following ideas for how to have a free Christmas: