Vintage Voice

This week, two different Christmas shopping strategies from Voices past.

Getting her jingle on.  Student Rebecca Brewer learns that December exams and Christmas shopping are not all that compatible.  “Malls are mean and nasty places in December. ‘Tis the season for stealing parking spots and being a big hurry.”  Christmas Clichés, November 18, 2005.

If last-minute shopping is a disease, I don’t want to be cured.  Christina M. Frey tried to cure herself of her perennial last-minute shopping habit, but then discovers she enjoys it too much.  “I suddenly realized that last-minute shopping had become a Christmas tradition for me, as familiar and necessary to that Christmas feeling as lighting the Advent wreath, hearing carols on the radio, decorating the tree, or eating tourtière…”  ‘Tis the Season to be Shopping, December 21, 2007.