Blame it on the struggling economy if you want, but don't expect gifts like a $3,800 HDTV refrigerator or a $900 DVD collection to be on Oprah Winfrey's list of favorite things this year.
A Harpo source confirmed today that Winfrey's annual gift-fest would be toned down this year, but still have a twist.
The show, airing next Wednesday, will showcase some of Winfrey's things that cost next to nothing, including a special gift that won't cost a thing.
Viewers will meet a family who talks about their tradition that doesn't cost a penny, and get ideas to make holiday festivities memorable and affordable.
Last year, Winfrey showered fans from the town of Macon, Ga., with gifts from her list. Macon had consistently given the talk show its highest ratings.