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Christmas day is one of the few days out of the year that most retail stores keep their doors closed. Which stores will be open?

Boycott these stores: The companies who open on Christmas Day

Christmas is a federal holiday in the United States, and is widely celebrated across the country by many people, not just the different sects of Christianity. There are plenty of people who choose not to celebrate, or instead, celebrate other winter-time holidays, but overall the 25th of December is expected to be a day off for everyone, not just those who celebrate Christmas.

Because of this Christmas day is one of the few days out of the year that most retail stores keep their doors closed, their lights off, and allow all their employees to enjoy the day however they see fit.

Some stores don’t adhere to this widely accepted social norm, and frankly, we find it a bit frustrating that some mega companies refuse to let their employees stay home for one day of the year. Here are the companies you should make sure not to step foot into on December 25 so they reconsider their store policies.

Best Buy

Best Buy might have some fantastic Black Friday sales, and can act as a one-stop tech shop, but that doesn’t mean you have to give them any business on Christmas day. You can wait a day or two to exchange the weird DVD your aunt bought you, since it’s the same one she got for your birthday, and you can wait to spend your Best Buy gift card too.

Dollar Tree

Certain Dollar Tree stores will be open for limited hours on Christmas day. While we can understand the urge to just stop in and pick up one last little gift, but you shouldn’t be headed to a family gathering this year anyway because of Covid-19.

Just wait and buy the gift on the 26th and tell them the present must have been lost in the mail. We doubt anyone will notice the postage date.

Starbucks

If you’re looking for a cute mug to give someone or you just want a jolt of caffeine on Christmas day (we’ll be the first to admit their peppermint hot chocolate is the epitome of holiday flavors), we’ll be staying out of all Starbucks stores on December 25.

Almost all Starbucks stores remain open on this holiday, but honestly everyone will survive without their extra caffeinated & super sugary fix for just one day.

Baristas are practically superheroes and deserve the day off whether they celebrate Christmas or not.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Much like Starbucks Dunkin’ Donuts is also offering its coffee (and their donuts) on Christmas day.

Working fast food is already pretty thankless, to make your minimum wage employees come in on the 25th is something we have a hard time accepting.

Conclusion

We understand that some places like pharmacies and grocery stores may feel the need to stay open for their customers on Christmas day. Not providing medication or necessary food/toiletries for people is a bit of a tough call. However, places like Best Buy really don’t need to remain open on such a widely celebrated (and federal) holiday.

Retail employees get worked hard already as it is, and it can be a tough and frustrating job. If anyone deserves one of the most widely celebrated holidays as a day off it’s them. Again, it doesn’t matter if they’re participants of the holiday or not, just let them rest for once.

We’ll be avoiding all shopping establishments, not just because of COVID-19, but because we want to show retail stores that they don’t need to be open every single day of the year, they can take Christmas off. We’re pretty certain it wouldn’t hurt their bottom line to let all their employees take the day.

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