KUSA - Stores across the Denver metro area were packed Tuesday as last-minute shoppers tried to beat the Christmas Eve rush.
This holiday shopping season is shorter than last, with six fewer days - translating into just four weekends instead of five.
The final two weeks of the year account for as much as 30 percent of holiday season sales, the National Retail Federation says.
According to TIME Magazine, in 2011 a reported 24 million Americans waited until Christmas Even to purchase their gifts.
Most stores will remain open until 6 p.m. Tuesday.
CHRISTMAS: BY THE NUMBERS
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