Otherwise, I'm cruising to an online Christmas. I've surrendered, and it feels so good. I'd rather put my time and energy into decorating, cooking, spending time with family, and just Be-ing, and fill the modest need for Stuff via online retailers.
This is not about being Scrooge-like. It's about spending my free time wisely. Knitting hats = wise. Baking = wise. Decorating = wise. Knitting and baking and decorating and then watching Christmas movies and reading stories with wee granddaughters? Priceless. Dragging my ass to the mall to buy a $20 gift for a random gift exchange? I can find more and better choices online, and pick them up at my door. I am embracing the online shopping this year, because work that pays the bills isn't going to slow down/stop for the grandma stuff.
Time Management. I'm finally learning it.