In a calendar fluke the time interval between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas is six days shorter. Some predict lower retail sales as there is less time to join crowds and get stressed out.
If retail sales are off will credit card processors see less volume? Interesting dilemma.
My take is Christmas will happen and plastic will ride to the rescue as shoppers will be forced into more on-line shopping because they do not have as much time to participate in herd like lemming activities at crowded stores.
Image the comfort of your own home, a favourite beverage and clicking away with abandon.
George Gutowski writes from a caveat emptor perspective.