Do yourself a favor: call an old friend, college roommate or loved one from your past and just say "Merry Christmas"; you'll be surprised how good it feels to reconnect.
Put up a couple dollars in the Salvation Army bucket for us and be sure to stay clear of Air Jordan sales (remember last year?) at your area mall:
The hunt for the most popular athletic shoes led to potential security problems at several Houston-area malls and shopping centers two days before Christmas Day.New Air Jordan's, Christmas, and Black people equal a recipe for a precarious yuletide experience.
Throngs of people formed lines, often in disorganized fashion, Thursday morning at Deerbrook Mall, Northline Commons, Northwest Mall and Greenspoint Mall. Most, if not all the customers, were on a quest to buy the Nike Air Jordan 11 Retro Cool Grey Men's Shoes .
The Humble Police Department said a fight broke out as some people were pushing and shoving each other to get to the front of the line to enter one of the athletic shoe stores in Deerbrook Mall. Officers detained some of the customers but did not say if any arrests would be made.
Several customers outside Northline Commons told FOX 26 News the Air Jordan 11 Retro Cool Grey edition shoes have not been available to the public since 2001.
The inventory of the in-demand Air Jordan sneakers was gone by 8 a.m. Thursday at the three athletic shoe stores in Northwest Mall, FOX 26 News has learned.
On the FOX 26 Facebook fan page, one woman said a line formed at Willowbrook Mall as early as Wednesday afternoon for the shoes.
Have a Merry Christmas. Tomorrow, once the in-laws and family have left and the presents have all been unwrapped and the bedlam of Christmas has come to a merciful ending head back over here for one last gift.
Thank you for reading and for being patient with us during this 2010 year. Stuff Black People Don't Like is excited about 2011, but we want to wish you all a Merry Christmas.