Crisis-hit France enjoys low-cost Christmas

Cash-strapped French families find innovative ways to maintain Europe's expensive holiday traditions.

    The holiday season is an expensive time for families in Europe. In fact, the average household spends $780 on Christmas Day alone.

    For people struggling to make ends meet, the food, presents and entertainment for the children can be too much.

    This is why many families in France are looking for low-cost ways to survive until January.

    Al Jazeera’s Jacky Rowland reports from Paris.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.