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POLL: Where Will You Do Most Of Your Holiday Shopping This Year?

Do you spend the bulk of your holiday gift budget while visiting small businesses, chain stores, or websites?

Thanksgiving isn't just a day of giving thanks, it's also the last day before the holiday shopping season starts with a bang on with early openings and one-day-only deals on Black Friday. 

In addition, this year is the second Small Business Saturday, a day, according to the organizers, "dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year," and this year's Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, is expected to draw an additional ten million shoppers to their screens over last years' total. 

Patch wants to know where the chips fall for you.  Are you saving your money for internet sales, or did you complete the bulk of your shopping on November 25th?  Is Small Business Saturday the day you'll be out in force

Vote in our poll, and fill in the details in the comments.  This is your chance to explain why you eschew chain stores, computer shopping, or companies without a national reach!

Editorial note: this article, poll votes, and comments section is shared between the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and South End Patch.com sites.

Jan Paulsen November 26, 2011 at 03:33 PM
I Christmas shop. However, this year I am not doing any Christmas shopping, as a protest against the greed that inspires midnight openings on Black Friday (black, indeed!), and people beating each other up in the race to be first to get the few door openers that are offered. I made the decision instead to make a good donation to the Salvation Army, to open my doors to friends and neighbors, and to visit the sick. I will call people whom I have not seen for a while, and just generally try to make it a real Christmas, by celebrating the birth of Him who gave the holiday its name.

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