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Christmas shopping in Canada

2011-12-24 13:11:43 GMT2011-12-24 21:11:43(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

People walk past the store display advertising the last minute Christmas sale, in Vancouver, December 23, 2011. Canadians are expected to spend up $92 to ,397 more per person, but the money will mostly go to entertaining. Gift purchases are predicted to drop by more than $30 to $613, while entertaining is up by more than $100 to $307, a new survey suggests. (Xinhua/Sergei Bachlakov)

Women check out last minute Christmas deals offered by the stores in Vancouver, Dec. 23, 2011. Canadians are expected to spend up $92 to ,397 more per person, but the money will mostly go to entertaining. Gift purchases are predicted to drop by more than $30 to $613, while entertaining is up by more than $100 to $307, a new survey suggests. (Xinhua/Sergei Bachlakov)

Shoppers pose for the photograph with Gingerbread man mascots, part of local store's advertising of the last minute Christmas deals, in Vancouver, December 23, 2011. Canadians are expected to spend up $92 to ,397 more per person, but the money will mostly go to entertaining. Gift purchases are predicted to drop by more than $30 to $613, while entertaining is up by more than $100 to $307, a new survey suggests. (Xinhua/Sergei Bachlakov)

A man walks past the store display advertising the last minute Christmas sale, in Vancouver, December 23, 2011. Canadians are expected to spend up $92 to ,397 more per person, but the money will mostly go to entertaining. Gift purchases are predicted to drop by more than $30 to $613, while entertaining is up by more than $100 to $307, a new survey suggests. (Xinhua/Sergei Bachlakov)

Canadians are expected to spend up $92 to ,397 more per person, but the money will mostly go to entertaining. Gift purchases are predicted to drop by more than $30 to $613, while entertaining is up by more than $100 to $307, a new survey suggests.

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