LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To help shoppers who still haven't finished holiday gift shopping, GoBankingRates.com released a guide to stores open on Christmas Day. The report also includes a list of stores with extended Christmas Eve hours and the top retailers closed on Christmas Day, saving shoppers an unnecessary trip.
"Unfortunately, the pickings will be slim for those who are waiting until the last minute to finish shopping, as very few stores are open on Christmas Day," said GoBankingRates.com reporter Amanda Garcia. "If you have specific gifts in mind for your loved ones, you likely won't be able to find them at the retailers whose doors remain open through the holiday."
Below is a preview of stores' holiday hours:
Stores Open on Christmas Day1
Stores Closed on Christmas Day2
Stores with Extended Christmas Eve Hours
- Toys "R" Us
To see the complete list of stores open on Christmas Day, go to:
1Holiday hours apply to select locations.
2 Some stores closed on Christmas Day have extended hours on Christmas Eve.
"Considering there's a limited number of stores open on Christmas Day, picking up gift cards might be your best bet," Garcia said. "Walgreens and CVS carry gift cards for various retailers."
The study investigated holiday store hours from the top U.S. retailers. Stores considered were: Walmart, Target, Costco, The Home Depot, Lowe's, Best Buy, Sears, Macy's, Apple, TJ Maxx, Kohl's, True Value, Dollar General, Meijer, JC Penney, BJ's Wholesale Club, Staples, REI, Gap, Nordstrom, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ace Hardware, American Apparel, Ross, Victoria's Secret and Family Dollar Store.
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