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Last minute Christmas ideas to get you out of a bind

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Did Christmas creep up on you this year leaving you less than prepared? With just hours to go, here are some last minute ideas to help you get through the next day or two.

Perhaps you found out that someone unexpected, or worse yet forgotten, will be at an event you're attending. You can take the easy way out and pickup a gift certificate for just about anything at your local grocery store. Event tickets to shows, plays, sports and concerts are always fun and can be purchased online. If you've got some time, many convenience and mass retailers are open extended hours to help you out. You can also check out some of the group discount sites, such as Groupon, SweetJack, and Amazon Local, for budget conscience ideas. If you just procrastinated on what to get your guy or girl you just started dating, The Bert Show has some suggestions for you too.

When you volunteered to have Christmas dinner at your house, you may have thought you'd have enough time to prepare that extravagant 4 course meal. With hours to go, what can you do? You could run to Publix or Kroger and purchase a prepared meal, or you can dine out. This year there seems to be more restaurants than ever that are open on Christmas day.

If you're just over the idea of staying in during Christmas and want to get out and do something fun, there are plenty of events to attend.



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