With just a few days left to finish up your holiday shopping, retailers are staying open around the clock to make sure you get everything you need.
"It's either a heart attack or Christmas stress," said Unionville resident Ron Goralski.
To ease the pains of the practiced procrastinator, a number of retailers are extending their hours. For the second year in a row, Kohl's will be open around the clock from now until 6 p.m. Christmas Eve.
"We like it, but I feel bad for the employees sometimes because they have to work on the holidays," said Plantsville resident Rudy Cabata.
In Plainville, shoppers left the store with their unwrapped presents. Some said they enjoy the last-minute hustle and bustle, while others said gift-giving isn't always easy.
"This is about the fifth time in the last four days I've just kept circling the store aimlessly just looking for something to strike me for the right person," said Goralski.
Others said knowing they can hit the stores whenever inspiration strikes may mean everyone gets their presents on time.
"I might jump out of bed at 3 a.m. and say, 'I've got to get that toaster oven,'" said Goralski.
Kohl's isn't the only retailer extending its hours. Most Wal-Mart stores are already taking part in the 24/7 marathon. Target will be open non-stop starting midnight Sunday and Toys"R"Us follows suit starting 6 a.m. Tuesday.
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