Dolly Tate, Interlaken & Helen Hansen, Asbury Park – Dolly: No. I don’t spend that much. I give money. I don’t buy gifts. I’ll be giving the same amount this year as last. Helen: I’ve already spent more. There’s more to give to, I have a large family. I have 26 nieces and nephews – plus.
Nancy & Doug Hill, Rumson – We won’t be spending as much this year – for sure. We have twins in college. This is their first year. Rutgers and Seton Hall are getting our Christmas funds.
Reg Hogan, Groovy Graveyard – Probably the same. The same people to buy for, the same as every year. I shop all year round for people. If I see it and I like it, I get it – no matter when. I’m not a last minute shopper.
Kim Lawlor, Avon – Yes, Probably. I spend about the same every year. I like all the local little shops in Avon, Manasquan and Spring Lake.
Shannon Whitledge & Janet Mills, Asbury Park – Janet: I’m going to go with yes. This has been a very short year. It went by so fast, I think I will celebrate it by buying gifts for those that I love. Shannon: Yes, God willing, yes. This year I’m in a better position than I was last year. I want to give to those who I love and to those who need love. Times have changed so drastically. I’m just glad I have a chance to show my appreciation once a year.
Katie O’Connor-Hill w/Tyler, Kathleen & Teagan, Wanamasa – As you can see, I have more to buy for, so I’ll definitely be spending more. My brother got married.The family grew.
Eleni Passes, Eyes of the World, Asbury Park – We don’t do gifts in our family anymore. We donate to local families. How much stuff do you need, really?
Lou & Christian Politan, Deal – Yes, even more, there are more people to buy for.
Chip ‘Santa’ Piancone, Wall – Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho, I’m Santa. I’ll be spending more. The kids always want more. Merry Christmas.