Christmas isn’t a holiday off for everyone.
Workers in the service and retail industries kept busy.
Chines restaurants including Szechuan had customers dining in and ordering take-out.
Customer Tim Hogan said a holiday movie gave him the idea to make it a holiday tradition.
“Personally for me it is a credit to ‘A Christmas Story’ where they go out to Chinese on Christmas night when the turkey gets ruined I have always had an intense craving for Chinese on Christmas day it’s a dream come true for and it’s open/”
Roy’s stayed open, too.
Bartender Leena Inloes said she celebrated the holiday with her kids before work.
She said she enjoyed being their for their customers.
People walking along State Street didn’t have to just window shop thanks to Seven Hills Turkish Imports.
Christmas isn’t celebrated in Turkey so the family-owned business decided to stay open.
Customers checking out the home decor could also buy sweet treats. The shop import Turkish Delights overnight.
Last minute shoppers may have been relieved to see major drug stores open on Tuesday.
Jaimie Parsons said, “People are very nice, that makes it really worth it.”
Some people enjoy making overtime and tips, others just feel fortunate to be working.