Quebecers will once again spend less than other Canadians this Christmas

According to a new survey, there's more Ebenezer Scrooge inside the average Quebecer than the rest of Canada.

A Leger poll for the Retail Council of Canada found that residents of La Belle Province will once again be spending less than their Canadian counterparts this holiday season.

The numbers found the average Quebec is likely to spend $450 this year on Christmas related purchases (down nearly $50 compared to last year), while the Canadian average is $675.

If you're looking to score a sweet present this year, you're more likely to do so if you have a friend from the Maritimes, where the people are near whovillian, with plans of spending, on average, just over $800.

Don't worry though; Quebecers aren't just a bunch of grinches looking to steal Christmas, as the survey found we will be outspending the rest of the country on food, sweets and alcohol this holiday season.