Don't get me wrong, I already do that - I already don't buy anyone anything. Haven't done it for years now. It's expected at this point, but family still doesn't like it. I'd rather go that much farther and just no go at all. Take the week off to stay home and just relax, do whatever. No xmas songs, no fighting through crowds of people, no commercialism, no religion, no forced family interaction, etc., just skip the whole thing. I'd take a week long nap.