By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Dec 04, 2005 at 5:30 AM

Interestingly, Christmas and Hanukkah fall on the same day this year, which means that regardless of your holiday of choice, the need to shop at some point in the next few weeks is imminent. That said, are there enough places to scout out the perfect gifts, or do you need to travel to other cities -- or shop in cyberspace -- to cross names off of your list?

E-mail us at and if picked, we'll post your response next Sunday. Only submissions that include your full name and where you live will be considered.

Last week's question: What is there to do on Christmas in Milwaukee if you don't celebrate it?

I am a lucky one who hasn't anyone to buy presents for because my husband and I have not exchanged gifts since the first Christmas. So lucky us. We usually stay home, have a nice dinner and have some movies to watch. We save gas and money that way.
Anne Schmidt

I do celebrate Christmas, but it's also my best and oldest friend's birthday. I always take him out here or travel to see him in San Francisco to take him out there, just so he's not neglected. Let's not forget movies and bars -- the best ways to escape on Christmas!
Brian Brier

I usually eat at one of those Greek restaurants and order a movie. Then, around 5 p.m. I start calling friends and see who's up for a Christmas night drunk fest.
Michael Spencer

It's a tradition that dates back more than 3,000 years. Jewish people go out for Chinese food on Christmas Eve.
Steve Weinstein

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.