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A clever mum plans Christmas dinner for less than £2.50 a head – and buys all her ingredients from Asda. Alison Priest, 49, says people “don’t have to feel pressure” to overspend during the festive period. And amid a cost-of-living crisis, a grandmother-of-one came up with a way to cook for Christmas on the cheap. “Christmas can be so cheerful these days — there’s a lot of pressure to do her best and spend a fortune,” said Alison, of Lydney, Gloucestershire.