PPR christmas shopping 1213

P-R Photo/Gabe Dickens Karen (left) and John Duffy of St. Albans, Vt., shop for Christmas presents at the Champlain Centre mall in Plattsburgh Wednesday afternoon. Karen said that although the two have spent less this holiday season, it's unrelated to the economy or their budget. Stores at the mall have seen mixed results so far in regard to earnings with less than two weeks until Christmas.