Ladies: Just thought I'd mention my daughters and I enjoy xmas shopping in La Grange, KY each year. You not only have the original Cherry House - a fine furniture gallery, with dried floral arrangements/wreaths, but all decked out in Holiday Decorations each October, November and December - you also have the very quaint downtown area of La Grange for more shopping - eateries, antique stores, gift shops. We especially like the Corner Store and another called Twigs (table linens, dishes, knickknacks, etc.). La Grange has a tearoom, a top notch toy store, called the Treasured Child. A train runs right thru town, on Main Street. Which is especially neat for children. Although many of the shops are clearly female interest driven and probably boring to young children. All in all La Grange is a pleasant shopping experience.
I know that Cherry House still closes on Sundays. And perhaps some of the shops in La Grange do as well. I've found that a weekday is best, b/c Cherry House can get very crowded, especially the closer you get to Christmas.
Finally, in the Fall the closer to get to xmas, most shops in La Grange offer decorated tote bags with rafia, ribbons, greenery, tissue. Free with purchases. My daughters said - cool, all we had to do now is add a tag and I'm done shopping.
Just a shopping tip to get in the holiday spirit and beat the crowds at the mall. And best of all, you will find one of a kind type gifts that I just can't seem to find at the malls.