Shop Well For Less? - Christmas Special

Alex Jones and Steph McGovern return to our screens just in time for Christmas!  Determined to get the nation spending savvy before the Big Day, they are off to Yorkshire to tackle the Atwal-Brice family’s seasonal spend.

As foster parents, Paul and Michael have cared for over twenty children, including twin brothers Levi and Lucas who they adopted 10 years ago.  Levi and Lucas have since been diagnosed with Autism and Epilepsy and now aged 12 need full time care. As well as continuing to foster, Paul and Michael have recently increased their family unit by adopting another set of 1 year old twins, Lance and Lotan.

For this extremely busy household, there’s one time of year that remains particularly special – Christmas.  With 10 Christmas trees, over 600 baubles and 5, 500 Christmas tree lights, Paul and Michael feel  Christmas is all about making special memories with their boys and as a result don’t hold back on anything!  But can Steph and Alex convince them that magical memories don’t have to come with a hefty price tag?  If this family can make a few cutbacks this Christmas they could start saving for a family trip to Disneyland, Florida where they feel both Levi and Lucas are at their best.

As well as saving the family much needed cash, Alex  sets out to investigate how Christmas candles get their smell whilst Steph goes back to school to find out more about this year’s interactive must have toys.  From gift wrapping  to the best value party dress, there’s tips and tricks for everyone, so there’s no excuse NOT to Shop Well For Less? this Christmas.

Aired on Wednesday Dec 12th, 2018 at 7.30pm

This is a RDF West, a Banijay UK company, production for BBC