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Toys R Us open 24 hours until Christmas Eve

Posted December 21, 2010

I received an e-mail today from Toys R Us indicating that they are going to be open 24 hours a day until Christmas Eve.  The Cary Crossroads store is open through 10 pm on 12/24 and the Durham Westgate store is open through 9 pm on 12/24.

I have to admit, I feel sorry for the employees who have to work these crazy hours. If they were open until midnight, that seems like enough to me. Do we really need to be out toy shopping at 3 AM? Anyone else have any thoughts? Have you heard of any other stores going to 24 hours just for the holidays?


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 21, 2010

    Good point, terri. It could certainly help those folks who are struggling financially to have the chance to work extra hours.

    Sorry you have to work Christmas Eve, swtpea. I hope you are off Christmas Day.

  • terriharbin Dec 21, 2010

    I would think that they are trying to give shoppers the chance to shop there, rather than just running out to Walmart. Just a thought. Anyway, many of their workers are bound to be hired just for the holiday season - why not get the most out of it? Lots of people are out of work!!

  • sssh.. whisper Dec 21, 2010

    That is ridiculous.. eventually all stores are going to want to be open every day of the year. I, too, feel sorry for the employees.. And I felt bad for myself having to work til 7 at my job on Christmas Eve.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 21, 2010

    The list of participating stores is here:


  • blueangelchild2001 Dec 21, 2010

    Faye, does this go for all locations?