Series 9 Episode 4
First Broadcast: 8PM Wed 11 December 2013

Mrs Moneypenny and the team reveal their tips on how to have a merry but frugal Xmas.

Mrs M meets the Hart-Dykes in their ancestral home at Lullingstone Castle in Kent, where this unique scrimping family share their ideas on imaginative economising - from home-made table decorations to home-made gifts, and inventive ways to keep the heating bills down.

The show meets the glamorous Ansaris, who consider Christmas an excuse to splash the cash, hosting six lavish parties, each with a well-stocked bar, expensive canapés and elaborate entertainment. Can the family downsize and hold a cocktail party with food and drink for just £50?

Harry Wallop investigates Champagne, pitting three bargain bottles against the market leader to find out which scores best with the experts and the public.

And there are ideas for imaginative thrifty gifts and a party game suitable for the whole family.

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