Some may enjoy the mob scene on "Gray Thursday" or "Black Friday" fighting over a $39 DVD player that will become obsolete by summer,but honestly isn't it more relaxing to kick back with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and order your gifts online?
The friendly UPS, USPS and FEDEX folks will drive to your house and bring you what you need. No crowds, no exposure to flu viruses, no traffic.
Many large online retailers such as Amazon offer lightning deals for just a few hours. Be safe, only use the established merchants. Avoid any email links that offer deals that seem too good to be true. Tis' the season for scammers too!
You want the Christmas feeling? Visit a Christmas Tree Farm and have a cup of hot cider. That is one thing you CAN'T recreate online.
I have more photos of the Christmas Tree farm available for viewing on my blog.