Christmas is fast approaching, and with it comes the possibility of an unexpected run to the store.
Some stores that will remain open on the holiday include CVS, Starbucks, and Walgreens, among others.
In most cases, it's worth checking the business's website for the hours of your local location or calling the store directly.
We all know what an ideal Christmas Day looks like. You're cozied up with loved ones—perhaps watching some holiday movies—or you're out frolicking in the snow on a crisp winter day enjoying any number of yuletide activities.
But things don't always work out like that, and it's entirely likely that you may need to make a detour during your day of merriment for some comforting fast food, a prescription, or a strong cup of coffee. While most businesses are closed on Christmas itself, a handful of useful chains do stay open.
In the case of many of these stores, it's worth checking on their websites or calling the business to see whether your nearest location has any exceptions to the schedule below. Here's hoping you get to stay in, but in case you need to run out, these are some businesses you can count on being open on Christmas.
This grocery chain, largely concentrated on the West Coast and in the south, is expected to be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Some locations of the restaurant are open on Christmas, while they all offer pre-made holiday meals that you can pick up or have delivered.
Locations of this convenience store and gas station, primarily available in the northeast, are open 24/7, including Christmas.
Domino's stores are individually owned, meaning you'll need to check your nearest location, but many do keep their doors open on Christmas.
Christmas can be long, and at some point you might just need a little pick-me-up. One option is Dunkin', as a representative told Heavy.com, "Many Dunkin’ locations will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day."
Giant Food Stores
Giant stores will generally be open all day, closing at 5 p.m.
This chain of convenience stores and gas stations is another reliable 24-hour option in most cases.
Love's Travel Stops
This favorite roadside stop remains open on the 25th, according to USA Today.
If the holiday stress has you craving comfort food, USA Today noted that you can always rely on the welcoming sight of the golden arches.
Last year's hugely popular chicken sandwich isn't a bad last-minute gift option, and Popeyes locations around the country are open on Christmas, per USA Today.
As another source of prescriptions (and other products), most Rite Aid locations will be open on Christmas Day.
Safeway stores are open on Christmas, albeit on a location-by-location basis.
These combo convenience store-cafés are a great bet if you need a pick-me-up during holiday travel, and they'll be open, per USA Today.
TravelCenters of America
Unexpected automotive issues can be a huge stressor around the holidays, but fortunately USA Today reported that TravelCenters of America will be open on Christmas.
It doesn't get much more dependable than 7-11, which Good Housekeeping reports has most of its locations open 24/7, including Christmas.
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