LAWTON, Okla._ Many spent the holidays bundled up indoors with friends and family while others spent more time on the clock with co-workers.
Rick Moe, the owner of Mac's Grocery in Lawton, opened presents and spent time with family on Christmas Eve so he could open his shop today.
"Just in case they forgot to get a gallon of milk or maybe a can of beer," said Rick Moe, who was also operating one of the few gas stations open Christmas Day. "Some of them are traveling (and) going out of town and needed the gas, so yes, they're thankful."
Parking lots at retail stores were quiet for the first time in weeks, but some didn't let Christmas stand in the way of opening their doors.
"Milk (and) eggs (were) some of the popular items; beer, soda," said James McNutt, Walgreens manager.
Finding a store that was open was a saving grace for those looking for last-minute gifts.
"They come in for like gift cards, Christmas cards, things like that," said Chad Jones, another Walgreens employee.
The drive-thru at McDonald's, Cache Rd., Lawton, was a happening place as well. The line did not let up all afternoon.
"My son wanted to get a McDonald's frappe and Starbucks wasn't open," said Ryan Woods, Lawton.
Workers still remained patient and in the holiday spirit despite having to work on Christmas: "I like seeing the smile on their faces when they come in and say, 'oh thank God you're open'," said Jones.