i highly recommend it. if you skip christmas shopping, it frees up all manner of time, time which i have dedicated to baking, eating, wine drinking, eating, watching mamma mia (oh lord, don't get me started), sitting on the couch in a variety of poses (not entirely unlike yoga), and eating. there's also the snacks. and the eating. see? time well spent, and nobody walks away with a reindeer sweater and a rictus of a smile.
edit. note: just so you don't think i've hated every single thing any of you have ever given me, i'm not that evil. if it's edible or drinkable, chances are i loved it; if it's spicy lip-gloss, i'm still puckering up with the last little bit that i can scrape out; if it's small and shiny, well, then you know me well; and if it's none of the above, i can still appreciate the thought that goes into gift-giving. i'd just rather not get gifts. or cards. i'm easy! just buy me a drink.