“Hark!” the haggard shoppers sing.
"Two more weeks before this thing!
I’ve barely bought the Christmas tree,
how can I plan a shopping spree?”
This guide will do them all some good:
It’s local stores by neighborhood.
No malls, no chains, no corporate greed,
just mom and pops right up the street.
“Hark!” the happy shoppers sing.
"Glory to the local bling!"