How to keep Christmas dinner costs down

Christmas, it's the one day a year most of us sit down for a special meal. 

But for many families struggling to make ends meet, the cost of cooking a Christmas dinner is too expensive - especially some of the classics like pavlova, ham and cocktail sausages.

Newshub's Kaysha Brownlie spoke with Christchurch chef Richard Till on how you can keep the costs down.

Watch the full video above.