From an environmental perspective, Id like to think that it will be a thrifty Christmas. Not necessarily second-hand gifts but handmade gifts and less plastic and packaging waste. After all David Attenboroughs Netflix documentary did spark a lot of enthusiasm for sustainability. Generations are now being more environmentally conscious. However, whether this will all disappear at Christmas time, is to be debated. I do agree that people will definitely be wanting perhaps larger Christmases than before due to last year, which very well could include a massive uptick in spending. Although not great for the environment, I think this could be the revival of department stores. Then again the majority of the population have got used to shopping online and may decide to stick with that.
Also, the governments £20 universal credit cut is also very likely to impact peoples Christmas plans.