It is no surprise to anyone that the overall economy is greatly struggling. Each and every day we hear economic numbers suggesting that the economy is slowly recovering but it seems to be the case that the jobs market is not. The unemployment rate has remained above 9% for quite some time and there are millions of Americans who are currently out of a job. With this being the case there is a very good chance that Americans will cut back greatly when it comes to spending during the Christmas holiday shopping season. Rather than purchasing those expensive Christmas gifts like they used to it may be the case that in 2010 retailers see much less business during the months of November and December.One way to save money during the Christmas holiday season is to wait until the last minute or even after Christmas to find the best sales and deals. By waiting until the last minute there is a possibility that retailers will see sales numbers greatly down which in turn will cause them to offer great discounts for products they still have on the shelves. Unfortunately, this could come to backfire on many American families as some of the more popular items could be sold out. That being said it is often worth it to take a chance to see what deals are available late in the Christmas holiday shopping season.When it comes to truly saving a great amount of money many Americans wait until after Christmas sales are available. One of the biggest retailers in America is WalMart and this retailer always offers great deals on toys during the entire year. The deals that are available during the year are quite cheap but after Christmas sales allow customers to find toys for even lower prices. These low prices could help customers save quite a bit of money which in turn will help them get through the early part of 2011. Before make any assumptions it is always a wise decision to do research and see what toy sales and deals will be available on December 26 and afterwards. It tends to be the case that WalMart only offers sales and deals on the toys that are not in basic departments. One easy way to find this out is to ask a manager where a specific item in his on the normal shelf. If there is not a normal shelf the Natalie could be discounted after the holiday shopping season.