Many good points brought up, many applicable to all parts of our lives – not just during the holiday season.
One point to add -if caught up in a flash mob of sorts, you may have to act the part of a mob member, to go with the flow of the crowd. Then move to the side and disengage from the flow of the crowd. Use guile and deception to get yourself to a position of safety.
Be safe this season, and always.