Christmas puts a lot of us in a quandary. We want to show our friends and family how much we love them, but we usually have to keep an eye on our finances.

And that can create dilemmas like the one in this week's Couple Court case ...

Dear Rik and Michele:
I have been dating Jessie for a month. I am thinking of placing a cap on our Christmas present amount. My sister says I'm cheap while my friends say it's a good idea because Jessie and I just started dating. Is the cap a good or bad idea? Does it make me look cheap?

Tough spot to be in -- what do you say, Bull Pen jurors?