This activity includes 6 word problems about Christmas that require students to define the variables of the word problems (i.e. "Let" statements), come up with a linear system, and solve the linear system. Most word problems are easiest done through the elimination method, but substitution could also be used. Two of the problems go one step beyond and ask the students to add the two solutions found to answer the question (i.e. Would you have enough money for both items?). An answer key is included.