The 3 days after Thanksgiving are always awful as far as working retail is concerned. It doesn't get better as the Christmas season progresses.
The worst for me was always Christmas Eve. I swear, that's the night when every family lets that relative that they keep out if sight in the back bedroom out to do their Christmas shopping. It's not too far fetched to believe that some of the folks shopping on Christmas Eve have never been in a stretch before.
I parked my truck Wednesday about dark. It didn't move again until Monday morning.
I have 2 gifts left to get. One is being bought online. The other I can pick up next week when icwll be right next door to the place that sells it.