Is Walmart Open Or Closed On Christmas?

I was at Walmart the other day, and after I made my way through the chaos, I found an adorable red velvet winter holiday dress for my sister’s new baby – who will be approximately 6 weeks and 3 days old on Christmas morning.

I have it hanging in my living room and I can barely take my eyes off of it. It’s just so cute! I was hoping for something a little more Christmas-y, but it sorta looks like a Santa suit so I guess that’s good enough.

I also visited the Walmart toys for boys section and picked up a couple LeapFrog items for my 3-year-old nephew. I really wanted to get him the LeapFrog Learn & Grove Musical Table but my sister’s house is pretty small and now they have two kids; and I couldn’t justify pissing off my sister that much.

Then I went to the electronics department and checked out Walmart’s HDTV & DVD Player combos as well as the LCD HDTV home theater systems. I can’t afford at of it at the moment, but the big TVs are still fun to look at.

As I wandered the aisles, I started to I feel sorry for people who don’t celebrate Christmas. Not because they don’t celebrate the holiday, but because those of us who do, are probably really annoying; all jolly and full of love and the Christmas spirit (which I think is brandy, by the way).

For crying out loud, the inflatable Christmas decorations alone are enough to drive someone mad. Although I do have to admit I like Walmart advent calendars and Christmas snow globes.

Of course any stores open on Christmas Day will basically be deserted – leaving those who aren’t home opening presents plenty of shopping space and short lines.

And that got me wondering…is Walmart open or closed on Christmas?

They must be open, right? I mean, Walmart is in the business of making money; and how are you supposed to make money if you close on Christmas and lock out a huge sector of the population, and more importantly, their wallets?

And quite honestly, the thought of shopping at a Walmart open on Christmas Day – and not having to deal with the normal Walmart madness – is sounding like a better and better idea.

In fact, maybe I’ll just wait until Christmas morning to buy the presents for my family.


  1. Bonnie
  2. M.D. Stackhaus
  3. tim