New Year's Day being a word day is
Unless you're in an emergency profession, it's not necessary.
Shopping today for me...10 days before Christmas Day here
I'm just glad I got my clothes I need for Serbia weeks ago
The government makes the most stupid decisions ever. Most people do not even come to work (in-company decision), but still it is official work day.
It's great that you did your shopping in advance. Here the Christmas shopping hysteria is in full speed, and I do-not-want-to-enter any store now!
Have a safe trip and lots and lots of fun
How is the baby?