If you end up forgetting a key ingredient for Christmas dinner (we hear butter is a hot item on Christmas day) or are looking to get out of the house, here are five places that are open on Christmas Day.
Most CVS stores are open Christmas Day, but there is no guarantee that you will be able to fill a prescription. CVS is the spot to pick up a holiday card, pet food or other must-have item when just about everything else is closed.
The Walgreens at 1815 Rochester Rd. will be open from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.; the pharmacy is closed. The store's number one seller on Christmas? Butter.
The Starbucks in downtown Royal Oak will be open 24 hours on Christmas Day. There's a decidedly different atmosphere: more laid back, quiet even, as folks read newspapers, pore over their laptops or sit quietly to savor the day.
The convenience store becomes the ultra spot for convenience Christmas Day. Perhaps you're gassing up on the way to Grandma's house, you can also pick up some last-minute items, from Advil to Gatorade. The 7-Eleven at 1121 N. Campbell is open 24 hours on Chrsitmas Day.
5. Movie Theaters
Many people make a trip to the movie theatre on Christmas Day. Check out Emagine Royal Oak and the Main Art Theatre for Christmas Day movie showtimes.
What's closed on Christmas
Most Royal Oak businesses are closed Tuesday, as are government offices, banks, both malls and the post office. Refuse collection will be delayed one day due to the holiday.
Most retailers will reopen Wednesday and are expecting one of the busiest shopping days of the year.