I would say giving up shopping on Black Friday was a moral stance, but the truth is, I loathe and detest crowds, malls, and above all, big box stores, so it's not something I had to give up; I've never done it and would never want to. So, my friend Dawn came over and we watched It's a Wonderful Life (#OccupyPottersville!) and decorated my tree.
I went with a tabletop tree this year, because I thought a full-sized tree, set on the floor, might have been too tempting for the dogs, and I have no way to shut them out of the living room. A really lovely day, even if it's freakishly warm and sunny.