A few retail chains say they will be open Friday in spite of the Christmas holiday.
A number of Wagreens drug stores will keep their 24-7 schedules, along with Pilot Travel Centers.
Weigels stores will close at midnight Christmas Eve but will re-open Friday at 9 a.m. and remain open until 7 p.m.
Wal-Mart stores in the Knoxville area planned to close at 8 p.m. and remain closed for Christmas.
Most grocery stores like Kroger and Food City will also be closed Dec. 25.