Christmas is Friday, Dec. 25, and many are wondering what stores or restaurants are open.
7-Eleven is open on Christmas 24 hours.
Family Dollar is also open on Christmas. Check for hours.
Rite Aid is also open on Christmas. Check for hours.
Walgreens is also open Christmas. Check for hours. Some are open 24 hours.
CVS is open as well on Christmas. Check hours before going.
Albertsons is open Christmas from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kroger is closed on Christmas.
Publix is closed on Christmas.
Trader Joe’s is closed on Christmas.
Whole Foods is closed Christmas.
Most Starbucks locations are closed on Christmas.
Big stores like Walmart, Target, and Costco are closed on Christmas.
Also, all banks are closed on Christmas, as are schools, the post office, libraries, and other government buildings.
There will be a full moon on Christmas, NASA said.
“A rare full moon will be an added gift for the holidays,” NASA said. A full moon on Christmas hasn’t taken place since 1977.
“Not since 1977 has a full moon dawned in the skies on Christmas. But this year, a bright full moon will be an added gift for the holidays,” it added. “December’s full moon, the last of the year, is called the Full Cold Moon because it occurs during the beginning of winter. The moon’s peak this year will occur at 6:11 a.m. EST.”
“This rare event won’t happen again until 2034. That’s a long time to wait, so make sure to look up to the skies on Christmas Day.”
Meanwhile, temperatures soared across the U.S. on Christmas Eve and tornadoes hammered several states.
Instead of doing some last-minute shopping or wrapping gifts, families across the South spent Christmas Eve taking stock of their losses after an unusual outbreak of December tornadoes and other violent weather killed at least 11 people and damaged or destroyed dozens of homes.
“Santa brought us a good one, didn’t he?” Bobby Watkins said as he and his wife took a walk amid the destruction in rural Benton County, Mississippi, where four people were confirmed dead. “I may have lost some stuff, but I got my life.”
Unseasonably warm weather Wednesday helped spawn twisters from Arkansas to Michigan. The line of springlike storms continued marching east Thursday, dumping torrential rain that flooded roads in Alabama and caused a mudslide in the mountains of Georgia.
Authorities confirmed seven deaths in Mississippi, including that of a 7-year-old boy who was in a car that was swept up and tossed by a storm. Three more died in Tennessee. One person was killed in Arkansas.
Dozens more were injured, some seriously, said Greg Flynn, spokesman for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.
Search teams combed damaged homes and businesses for people still missing, a hunt made complicated because so many had left for the holidays.
“Until they know for sure where those folks are, they’re going to keep looking, because we’ve had in some cases houses leveled, and they’re just not there anymore,” Flynn said.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.