Shoppers Are Getting Down to the Wire with Xmas Eve Shopping

The Christmas shopping season can start as early as September for many, but for some, it doesn’t start until Christmas Eve.

According to, the average person spends about $780 on Christmas gifts and many people were out spending a portion of that Wednesday. There are a lot of people getting some power shopping done. News 25 caught up with some of them who are trying to beat the clock while trying to grab those last minute gifts.

Randi Melilli, a last minute shopper, says, “Oh I wait to the last minute to do all my Christmas shopping, so shopping for my mom, my step dad, and my little nephew. It hasn’t really been as busy as I thought it was gonna’ be. There, maybe the lines were maybe five minutes, and I’ve been at Belk and pretty much every store over there and they weren’t that bad.”

Many stores will be open late Wednesday night for the last minute shopping.

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