WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- For a lot of people, Christmas is an opportunity to take the day off to spend some extra time with family and friends.
However, for others, Christmas is just another day at the office.
Chain restaurants like Starbucks, Sonic, McDonalds, Denny’s and IHOP were open on Christmas. Pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens were open for business as well.
“I really don't mind, because Christmas to me is more about giving than receiving,” said Amber Yates, a Sonic employee in Winston-Salem.
Yates wasn’t the only employee staying positive at work this Christmas.
“It's a job, and not everyone has one right now. Be in the spirit of knowing that you're given the gift of actually being able to provide for your family,” said Starbucks employee Jaleel Franks.