For some people, holiday shopping is about as dreadful an activity as there exists. It can be a grueling affair, full of uninspiring displays of human behavior that can suck the joy right out of a person’s holiday spirit. But not if you know which days to shop!

Thanks to the folks at ShopperTrak, we now have a little insight into the lightest remaining shopping days of the season. According to their list, you'll want to avoid weekends and get your shopping done as early as possible. That may seem intuitive, but we could all use a friendly reminder. You may miss out on some discounts, but you'll save big time on stress-induced calamities.

The 5 Best Days to Shop This Holiday Season

  1. Tuesday, December 4
  2. Thursday, November 29
  3. Monday, Dec. 3
  4. Wednesday, Dec. 5
  5. Thursday, Dec. 6

The 5 Worst Days to Shop This Holiday Season

  1. Saturday, Dec. 22
  2. Saturday, Dec. 15
  3. Saturday, Dec. 8
  4. Wednesday, Dec. 26
  5. Sunday, Dec. 23

[ShopperTrak]