I imagine that the stores will be filled with last minute shoppers getting ready as usual for Christmas. My main concern is that masses of folks may panic and clean the store shelves of staple goods, fearing the worst and their panic and confusion may actually lead to problems on traffic, the control of legitimate needed emergency equipment, such as fire trucks, ambulances and police calls. The way I see it it is much to do about nothing and very much like what happened at the dawn of the year 2000 and all the panic about downed computers,etc. If people will keep a level head and ride the date out as it should be, then the Christmas season will resume as usual and most folks will be happy. With all the hype about Mayan predictions, Nostradamus, and others, it is no wonder that many are concerned. WE all will live as long as we are supposed to live and we each will go to the great beyond when it is our time to do so.