CVS Christmas Hours, Although a vast majority of major retail chains will be closed all Christmas Day, December 25, 2012, there will still be thousands of retail stores that will be opening doors and doing business on Christmas Day. Family Dollar, CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens are just some of the retail chains that will have a majority of store locations open for shopping on Christmas Day 2012. That’s more than 25,000 retail outlets open just from those four chains, and they are not the only retailers that will be retailing.
Conveneience stores are traditionally the go-to retail locations on Christmas Day in the U.S. Most convenience store chains including smaller convenience store chains like Wawa and Sheetz will be open without interruption throughout Christmas Day. The world’s largest convenience store chain 7-Eleven reports that Christmas Day is one of its busiest sales days of the year. Luckily for those who are shopping in on Christmas Day, convenience stores are smart enough to stock seasonal merchandise suitable for gift-giving besides eggnog and Oreos… or including eggnog and Oreos, depending on who you’re buying for.
The amount of retail sales that are conducted on December 25, 2012 will be insignificant, except to those who desperately need to make that Christmas Day purchase, and those who will need to work in order to complete those desperate retail transactions.
Family Dollar is unfortunate retail chain that has born the brunt of criticism for daring to be one of the few retail stores open on Christmas Day. In fact, Family Dollar stores have opened their doors on Christmas Day for many years. It just hasn’t been fashionable to have big objections to it until recently.
Other major retail chains like CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens have store hours on Christmas Day as well and for longer than Family Dollar. But the retail defilement of the Christmas Holiday is excused for CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens because of the “essential” products it sells. Of course “essential” is a matter of opinion and since it’s difficult to even find the “essential” health-related products at these “drug” stores which have more aisles of housewares, beauty products, seasonal stuff, electronics and lawn furniture, it’s really not fair to give these stores a get-out-of-Christmas-criticism-free card.