The experts at Kiplinger have done some research on the items you would be better off waiting until after Christmas to buy. The idea is that you could save lots of money on certain items by holding off until 2012.  This seemed... like a really useful study, until I realized that everything I want is on the "don't buy" list.  TV's clothes, cars, furniture, bikes...What else is there?  Well, the logic behind waiting f or the particular items is interesting anyway.  See the entire list here.