Weather doesn’t deter last-minute Christmas shopping

ARDMORE, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — The countdown is running. With Christmas just around the corner, many are in this frantic rush to check things off their bucket list.

“It’s a bit stressful, especially as a college student, because I wasn’t really shopping during finals because I was at college,” said Bryn Mawr’s Maggie Kim. “So now it’s trying to put everything together.”

There’s only one catch: rain and lots of it.

“It’s gross, it’s like rainy and gross and tomorrow it’s going to be like 5pm so today we have to get the last few bags of stuff because tomorrow is going to be worse,” Wynnewood’s Duncan Busser said.

“We only have a few days left and need to get your Christmas presents,” said Tiffany Denson of Springfield.

A storm is currently raging over our area leaving buyers to contend with heavy rain, high winds and soon to be extremely cold over the next 24 hours. But the approaching Christmas period forces them to brave the elements.

“It’s a bit stressful,” said West Chester’s Leigh Mahoney. “The drive here was quite stressful because we came from 30 minutes away, so yes. Not ideal weather conditions for driving.”

“It’s very hectic, the parking lot is pretty full and people are driving a little crazy I think,” said Wallingford’s Jake Malarkey.

And next Saturday some hope that the impatience and stress will return to normal.

“In the parking lot, a lady yelled at me to back up, but there was a car behind me so I couldn’t,” Kim said. “So yeah, I think people are definitely very stressed.”

This massive storm could also delay Christmas gifts that are already on their way to their destinations. On Thursday, FedEx and UPS announced potential delivery delays due to extreme weather conditions across the country.

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