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Christmas Day: Is anything open on Christmas? What's open and what's closed?

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Christmas is upon us. While most will be enjoying the holiday inside, relaxing and finally taking a few deep breaths after weeks of frantic shopping and endless pre-Christmas errands, if we do need to venture out on December 25, is anything going to be open?

From MSN on Dec. 23, here’s a rundown of what we can expect as far as closures.

As you likely know, almost all stores and restaurants will be closed on Christmas, but there are a few that will be open and available for you. Head over to Denny's for a big family breakfast; they are one of the few restaurants that will be open.

Select IHOP and McDonald’s locations may also be open, depending on your area. Check your local listings to confirm.

Most major grocery stores will be closed, but smaller chains and corner marts may be open. All 7-Eleven stores will remain open on Christmas day.

As far as drugstores, CVS is reporting that most of their locations will remain open on Christmas, with some even being open 24 hours. CVS pharmacy hours will remain the same as per their normal weekly schedule if the stores are open. Contact your local CVS ahead of time for confirmation on store and pharmacy hours.

Most Walgreens stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas, with pharmacies at select locations being open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

If you need a coffee or gas, many Starbucks locations will be open on Christmas, as will some Tim Hortons and Dunkin Donuts. Some gas stations will remain open.

Notable retailers that are closed on Christmas include Target, Walmart, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Lowes and Home Depot.

All schools, banks and government buildings will be closed Christmas.

Now, what you really need to know is: Are any liquor stores going to be open? That I can't tell you since each local store may make their own holiday hours. But if you find one, I'll take a nice bottle of Cabernet.

Related Article: Poll shows many see Christmas as a commercial holiday, not a holy day

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