03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Stores Open On Christmas Day 2009? Walmart, Target, Best Buy All Closed Today

Any stores open on Christmas Day? It's sure to be a popular question today, Dec. 25, 2009.

The answer is: no, not really.

Major retailers like Walmart, Target and Best Buy have all closed their doors for Christmas Day 2009, but they will reopen in the morning on Saturday, Dec. 26.

Christmas is a bit different than Thanksgiving this year, which had stores like Walmart, Kmart and other places open.

However, many retailers are banking on Christmas Day sales on the Web. Some are even offering discounts so that's worth looking into if you feel the need to shop.

While most national chains are closed, a few places like Starbucks and IHOP will be open and some local businesses may be open.

Local newspapers are the best way to find out what's open around you. They're compiling roundups of businesses open today, like this list for businesses open today in Nashville, this one of restaurants open in Fort Collins, Colorado, and this compilation of things to do in Gainesville, Florida.