Whether you like it or not, all hell seems to break loose the minute Thanksgiving is over, and unless you live in Bedford Falls, circa 1946, it’s almost impossible to avoid. The holidays come with expectations: The kids all have visions of Nintendo games dancing in their heads, and here in the 21st century, even the most austere relative probably wouldn’t mind loading up with an iTunes gift card. But if the reality and commercialism of holiday shopping has got you down, at least try to have fun with it. And be responsible: Shop local, shop fair, shop where the community spirit is strong. Here are a few places to do all... More >>>