I managed to not shop on Thursday, didn't even need to resist temptation. Though I almost sent Partner out because we ran out of coffee creamer, but then BFF had some he was willing to share, so crisis averted (in this house it is a crisis). We watched the parade, ate food, and then went and saw Thor. Which, 1) awesome, and 2) the theater was dead. I figured between Catching Fire and that animated movie...Frost(?), there'd be some crowds with families with little ones at least. But nope, whole place was dead. There were four groups of people in the theater (counting our group), I was really surprised. In the past theaters have been packed on holidays.
Day after I got up at 3:15am, got ready and went out to shop! And it was dead! I mean, dead dead. There were a few things I wanted to get that weren't in stock anymore. Do you know what I did? I said "Oh well, thanks for your help" and moved on with my life. Which is how people should react. It's just stuff. It's not that important. If I really wanted it, I'd drive to one of the other stores and see if they had it.
I will say all the employees were super friendly and helpful. And I was home by noon (would've been sooner but we needed food).