Christmas dinners have been getting more expensive
If Christmas dinners seem to have been getting more expensive every year - that's because they have.
New figures show a Christmas feed has increased by about a dollar a year in the past decade.
Since 2002, the increase of around $11 for a barbecue Christmas dinner comes mainly from rises in the cost of porterhouse steak, salted peanuts, and sparkling wine.
A more traditional dinner has increased by almost $13 because of more expensive lamb and chicken.
Statistics New Zealand says while the overall cost has increased, items like strawberries and capsicum have gone down.