Are you a Black Friday shopper? Or even a Thanksgiving day shopper? I'm not. I HATE shopping on Black Friday, with something approaching religious fervor. More accurately, the one time I went out there in the big box stores, I felt like an atheist at a tent revival.
Actually, there was a Black Friday a few years ago that wasn't so bad. We went shopping in a little town called Delhi, NY. It was no more crowded than a normal shopping day. It was relaxed and pleasant.
Are you a Cyber Monday shopper? I have been, and would have been this year, save for the fact that I had a sick child who was not so ill that we couldn't play the usual coterie of games (Sorry, Uno and Candyland) over and over, plus reading to her.
For years, I used to have a tradition before online shopping got so easy. I'd take off a weekday from work around December 17 and do all my shopping in one day. It was early enough that if it didn't pan out, I still had the weekend, but close enough to create urgency in me without anxiety.