How did your family handle Christmas Shopping? Did anyone finish early or did anyone start on Christmas Eve?
When I was a kid, my parents did their Christmas shopping fairly early - no last minute rush, or only one or two items left for late. In fact, the early shopping was a problem more than once, as we kids either peeked, or inadvertently discovered a hiding place.
These days, my wife does more of the shopping, and it can start as early as September, and can go as late as Dec. 24th. Any shopping I do is concentrated at online sources. And as my kids follow in my tech/gadget freak footsteps, more of the shopping seems to be done this way, as the best deals on that sort of gifts are almost always online. As a rule, I refuse to set foot in the mall anytime after Thanksgiving, although it has happened on a couple of occasions. It's also rare for me to visit any retail establishments, though not as rare as a visit to the mall.
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