Avoid malls if all possible this week. There were already two chimpouts before Christmas, and now there’s the first one after.
The reason the week between Christmas and the New Year is getting bad for mall mahogany mobs is because many of them get gift cards for Christmas, and then they must immediately go to the mall and redeem them. Since that week is a school vacation week, they have the benefit of time on their hands. While they’re all there, somebody remembers that somebody else dissed yet someone else for some dumbass reason, and then the fists start flying.