I’m with you Ben!
I’d shop now, online. You can be done in half an hour. You’ll save having to walk thru miles of mall for three hours or so.
I’ve always said men and women play different games when shopping for anything: women play “The Price Is Right,” men play “Beat The Clock.”
There’s some sound reasoning to that, the closer you get to Christmas, the cheaper things get. Of course you also risk that they’ll be out of stock.
I do most of my Christmas shopping in January. Low prices and no crowds. Selection isn’t the greatest though.
I’m sure Ben didn’t act like that when they were younger. : )