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97 Things To Do On Black Friday Instead Of Shopping

Don't get caught up in the hype: do these instead and stay away from the crazed masses.

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7. Put together some handmade Christmas presents

8. Drink some hot cocoa (with marshmallows of course)

10. Learn how to play some new music

14. Eat the remaining cranberry sauce

(that is, if there's any left after Thanksgiving!)

15. Make a recipe you’ve never made before

18. Take a multivitamin

(c'mon, when was the last time you took one regularly?)

19. Go to the gym and get some aerobics in

22. Go to a Christmas light festival

24. Watch Die Hard, the best Christmas movie ever made

27. Hook up that old Super Nintendo to the TV and go ham

29. Write about your feelings in a journal

30. Brainstorm some ideas for that book you’ve always wanted to write

32. Get interested in some new bands you’ve never heard of

I can help with that!

33. Chop up some wood for the fireplace

35. Give $10 to a Kickstarter or IndieGoGo campaign

36. Call up a sibling or your parents

41. Watch It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

42. Work on something you started in the past but haven’t completed yet

44. Make a music video with your friends

45. Hey, go out and makes some new friends. Why not? The more friends, the merrier.

46. Tweet at your favorite celebrity

47. Take a screenshot when your favorite celebrity responds back

49. Take a trip back to the 90s by watching some old Hey Arnold episodes

50. Take a trip back to the 80s by watching The Terminator

51. Take a trip back to the 70s by listening to some Led Zeppelin or Paul McCartney & Wings

52. Don’t take a trip back to the 60s because things were pretty tumultuous and things are pretty good in 2014

54. Get into an argument with someone about if it’s “peak my interest” or “pique my interest”

56. Don’t put up a Christmas tree just yet: c’mon, it’s only November 28.

57. Read the Onion for awhile. Laugh heartily.

59. If you don’t know how to play Euchre, learn how to play it. Then join a tournament.

64. Watch some old Beyonce music videos

68. Gawk at how expensive plane tickets are and watch Into The Wild instead

69. Go through your neighborhood on Google Maps Streetview

73. Ask your friends dumb questions

(Would you rather change genders every time you sneezed, or have your hands sweat mayonnaise forever?)

75. Write a rap song with your friend after you learn some sick beats to beatbox

77. Promise to never do something again

83. Watch some movies with comic book superheroes

85. Clean. Your. Room.

(this is the last time I'll tell you...)

88. Ask someone why puce happens to be multiple colors instead of just one

89. Don’t give into those latest Black Friday deals flooding your email

90. Find a better background for your phone

93. Make a dessert and just eat it all, no need to share. You do you.

94. Speak with someone with a horribly butchered accent

95. Light some candles around your place

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