Last normal service weekday before Christmas

I know, it doesn't seem like a good milestone, but the weekend shopping will be insane, and Monday the 24th is a holiday for many people (and comes with reduced shopping hours), so today's the day to shop if you want to avoid the huge crowds.

(Alert: moderate crowds have already been reported by my spies at West Edmonton Mall: 87th Avenue from the Henday to 149th is damned close to a parking lot, which is probably for the best as the WEM parking lot's upper decks are already full with the SUVs and F-350s that don't fit into the Mezzanine.)

So with the Christmas shopping weekend upon us, its time to take some holiday inspiration. Take it away, Clark Griswold: