HOST MARY MCKENZIE: It may be the furthest thing from your mind during these hot summer days – Christmas. There’s Santa right there. Coming up, we’ll tell you why you should start planning for the big day now. HOST: I can’t believe I’m about to utter these words. The Fourth of July now over, so it’s time to start planning for Christmas. No, seriously. Kyle Winkfield is here – he’s the President of the Winkfield Group – to tell us why starting early making a plan is so important. So, Kyle, good morning, first of all. Thanks for being here. I think a lot of folks may have groaned when we said that, but it is smart to plan ahead, to think about Christmas coming up and maybe a budget, perhaps, so that it doesn’t – I always say it sneaks up on us every year, like we don’t know it’s coming.
KYLE WINKFIELD, PRESIDENT OF THE WINKFIELD GROUP: Well, thanks for having me
HOST: A pleasure.
WINKFIELD: Did you know, Mary, the average American shopper spent between $700 and $1,000 last Christmas season on Christmas gifts and they put it on the credit card.
The entire interview is on YouTube.