Toys ‘R’ Us Will Stay Open For 39 Hours Straight Leading Up To Christmas Eve

It’s no 100-hour marathon like Kohl’s is holding this year leading up to Christmas, and it’s not the four straight days of staying open its stores have pulled in the past, but Toys “R” Us is extending its holiday hours for last-minute shoppers again this year.

Most locations will be open for 39 hours in a row, from 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23 until 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve the following day, Dec. 24, reports CNNMoney.

Those shoppers brave enough to be in New York City during the height of holiday pandemonium will have an even wider window for around-the-clock shopping, as the Toys “R” Us flagship store in Times Square is scheduled to remain open from 7 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve a week later for more than 180 hours of shopping time.

To work all those extra hours, the retailer has hired 45,000 seasonal workers, while keeping expenses down by keeping the stores open for only 39 hours instead of multiple days at a time like in holiday seasons gone by.

One big advantage brick-and-mortar stores have over major online competitors like Amazon? You can run out to an open store at the last second, while there’s no “last second” on the Internet that will save you from ruining Christmas.

For those people — Dec. 19 is Amazon’s deadline for getting free shipping on items that are guaranteed to arrive by Dec. 24. Any later than that and you’re paying more for shipping or again, ruining Christmas. Just kidding! Christmas is about cookies, not presents.

Toys ‘R’ Us extends hours for last-minute shoppers [CNNMoney]

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