A look at how some well-off people push the boat out at Christmas, including a woman whose picture of her Christmas tree submerged by presents went viral on the internet, and a woman whose oil tycoon husband funds a lavish festive season.

Meet mother of three, Emma Tapping, who shot to fame after posting a photograph of her Christmas tree hidden by hundreds of presents online. It went viral and overnight she became a media sensation. She received criticism from all over the world for buying her family so many gifts costing over a thousand pounds. But Emma insists she does not spoil her kids and defends her right to overindulge them at Christmas. We spend Christmas day with the Tapping family as they unwrap their mountain of presents. And in the run up to Christmas this year we reveal whether she will buy hundreds of presents once again.

We also spend Christmas with Irene Malin, her husband and their 5 children in their whopping 47 room Abbey in Kent. Irene just loves spoiling the family and herself, at Christmas. We’re invited to the lavish party she throws with her oil tycoon husband and join them as they shop for high-end jewellery.

When it comes to Christmas, how much is too much?

An ITN Production for Channel 5

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