Need a last minute gift? Forgot that bottle of wine or just need a meal? Check out our list of places open on Christmas Day. Fair warning, hours may vary by location so be sure to check with your local restaurant before making your holiday plans.
Walgreens – Hours vary, check with your local store
CVS – Hours vary, check with your local store
Family Dollar – Hours vary, though some will be open 24 hours.
*Major grocery stores, Target, Walmart, Kroger, Tom Thumb will all be closed on Christmas Day*
Calhoun's – Most locations across East Tennessee will be serving on Christmas from 10 a.m-10:30 p.m.
Denny's – Christmas has been Denny's busiest day of the year for seven consecutive years, according to the company. In 2016, it served nearly 1.5 million guests on Christmas Day alone.
IHOP – Most IHOP locations will be open on Christmas.
McDonald's – Some locations will be open, but that will vary by franchise, as will the Christmas and Christmas Eve hours.
Panda Express – Some Panda Express locations will be open on Christmas Day. Be sure to call ahead to see if your local spot is open.
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse – Ruth's Chris will be serving Christmas Dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (at participating locations only) starting at noon. Reservations required. Menu will vary by location.
Shoney's – Shoney's is typically open on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve, but be sure to check with your local location for their specific hours.
Starbucks – Some Starbucks locations will be open to offer up your caffeine boost to start the day.
Waffle House – Waffle House is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
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