The countdown to Christmas has begun. Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and if you can brave the crowds, then today is one of your last days to do some shopping. While my family has our shopping done, we actually enjoyed the atmosphere at the mall the other night. Granted we didn't even go until almost nine o'clock, so most of the crowd had thinned out. It was a nice time walking through the mall and finding a few of those last things on our list. So, if you have some last minute items on your list, I do recommend waiting till after nine o'clock seeing that the mall has extended hours during this time of year. Save yourself the headache.