1) How did your family handle Christmas shopping?
I don't remember much about my mom's Christmas shopping - I'm sure she had lots of it since there were 5 of us kids. And we got presents from my parents as well as Santa.
2) Did anyone finish early or did anyone start on Christmas Eve?
I personally USED to have all my Christmas shopping done by Labor Day...completed, wrapped, hidden away, and ready to put under the tree. I'd start the day after Christmas (somehow the crowds on the day after Christmas did not bother me as much as Black Friday). I also use to make at least one Christmas gift a year...crocheted blanket, needlepoint picture, homemade jam. I'd work hard to have these completed by Labor Day too...although once in awhile I'd be rushing around at Thanksgiving time to complete it.