on whether you keep your traditions or not. I really don't care what the rest of the country does on holidays. If they want to go shopping with large numbers of people to save a few dollars that is their business. I choose to do what I've always done with family and friends. Why does the actions of others that have no effect on you bother you? Are you a closet totalitarian? Do you have a "my way is the only way" mentallity and wish to berate others into compliance?