Five Holiday Costs That Will Sap Your Budget

BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Trees, presents and decorations add up, but the hidden costs of Christmas are what make holiday receipts longer than Santa's list.

Just as tacks, hooks, tape cutters, extension cords, fuses and bottles of tree preservative make their way into shopping carts and behind the scenes of holiday displays each year, there are other forgotten expenses that add to the Christmas tally.

Here are five seemingly minor costs that will lighten wallets Grinch-style this season:

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