If you are already dreading Black Friday, you aren't alone.

Of course we all want to get in on those sales and get our Christmas shopping done before December, but standing in lines at 3:00 a.m. in the icy cold weather and fighting over the boots of the season with three other ladies just doesn't sound worth it.

In good news, the local shops in the 9th & 9th district are having a sale before Black Friday. This Saturday, November 19th, YELP and the local shops are hosting the Small Business Saturday Shop Crawl, offering fantastic in-store discounts. And, since you'll work up quite the appetite shopping, some of the 9th & 9th restaurants will also be offering meal specials and savings.

So, how does it work?

Go into any of the participating shops (see below for a list) and get a "shop card." Then, all you have to do is start shopping. Show each participating business your card at the register to receive your discount. And, if you plan to do your holiday shopping, YELP will host a wrapping station. Yep, it's that easy to get your Christmas shopping and the wrapping finished....all before Thanksgiving.

Participating Businesses and Deals:

Apt 202: 15% off one item FRESH Boutique: 20% off one item 9th&9th Jeweler: Free Ring Cleaning and Diamond inspection Cosmic Spiral: 10% off entire purchase Purse Dreams: 25% off one item and 10% off all sale items Hip & Humble: 20% off one item Koo De Ker: 15% off one Item Pago: 10% off your meal when you show the stamp card Contender Bicycles: 10% off all clothing Barbacoa: Free Chips & Queso from 12-6 p.m.

So, if you'd much rather sleep off that turkey hangover from Thanksgiving dinner, instead of shopping it off, make sure you get to 9th & 9th  on Saturday. Shopping goes until 6 p.m.