Last minute requests are going into Santa's ear and final purchases are being made at the registers.
The Westfield mall in Wheaton is booming with the Christmas rush.
Retail experts who predicted modest increases of 2.8 percent in holiday shopping this year, are actually adjusting their projections upward to 3.8 percent compared to last year.
During the second week of December retail sales nationwide recorded a nearly 22 percent jump over the previous week, And shoppers spent more than $7 billion last weekend.
The National Retail Federation also found more than half of consumers waited longer than usual to shop this year.
So does it pay off to be a procrastinator? While some strategically waited longer, others were forced back to the stores. Stores that are open on Christmas Eve.