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Cold temps can't stifle late night, last-minute Christmas shoppers

MISHAWAKA, Ind. --  It's late, but it isn't too late. That's the message that many retailers are trying to deliver this holiday season.


As Christmas inches closer, stores like Kohl's, K-Mart and even Toys-R-Us are extending their business hours. They're joining the likes of regular 24-hour shops such as Walmart and Meijer in accommodating customers looking to complete their Christmas checklist.


Even with the weather reaching single digit temperatures before factoring in the wind chill, many last-minute shoppers still made their way to the overnight openings.


"This weather is outrageous!," said Travis Gandy.

Gandy is one of many who braved the cold to take advantage of Toys-R-Us' extended hours the day before Christmas.


"I would've taken a little bit more of that rain or snow instead of this cold." 


If you're planning on going out and getting more gifts, be sure to bundle up in layers before stepping outside.


Giving your car a minute or so to warm up before taking off could prevent any issues, too.

ABC 57 spoke to Bestway Towing in South Bend on Tuesday and learned that they're getting plenty of calls regarding cars getting stuck due to the cold weather conditions.


If you're worried about missing out on the final holiday shopping frenzy, don't be. Walmart and Toys-R-Us will remain open all day until 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve, with Kohl's following behind at 9 p.m.


K-Mart won't shut their doors to holiday shoppers until 10 p.m.

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