Alexander Wayne started shopping on Sunday, but he insists procrastination isn't to blame.
"The pressure of the last minute adds focus and determination," he says. "You can get in there and get exactly what you want."
He's shopping for ten people, and says waiting till right before the holiday offers more time for planning.
"I started making my list a couple of weeks ago," he says. "I like to let things incubate."
Eric Smith brought his daughters out to shop for mom, and says he likes to wait for prices to drop on the day before Christmas.
"We're trying to check out the sales, seeing if anything changes," he says. "If so we're gonna get a good buy."
Smith doesn't mind dealing with crowded shops.
"The people are jolly," he says. "It's just being in the place where the Christmas spirit is at and having fun."
Felicia Westbrook has been shopping all month, but needed to pick up a few more presents.
She says it's important to have a game plan if you plan to hit the stores at the last minute.
"Make sure you have a list, know what you're coming here for and get out," she says. "It is hectic."
If you work well under pressure and plan on Christmas Eve shopping, here's a handy list of places that will be open for all those present procrastinators!
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