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The countdown to Christmas; holiday shopping madness

Christmas Eve is here and holiday shopping is finally coming to a close. But believe it or not, some people are just getting started.

"When did you start on your holiday shopping,” we asked one shopper.

"Today," Kai Kalua-Dansbury laughed.

You hear it every year. Whatever the excuse may be, procrastinators wait until the very last minute to buy their gifts before Christmas Day.

"Working a lot and just last minute, procrastination…I didn't even make a list this year. It's pretty bad, got a couple parties to go to tonight and tomorrow," said Dansbury.

While Dansbury got started on her shopping, others just snooped around to snag some steals and deals.

"We just looking to get some extra deals, last second deals. We're done with our Christmas shopping but just seeing what's available," said Reagan Fong.

The General Manager at Razor Concepts at Pearlridge Center says there has been a consistent flow of foot traffic all week, the busiest day was last Saturday.

Douglas Simmons says Razor Concepts is a one-stop-shop.

"We sell everything from skateboards to body jewelry to Crocs to backpacks and all kinds of different things," Simmons said.

He says one of the most popular items this year is a selfie stick. It's exactly what it sounds like. A giant stick to take your selfies.

"Everybody's taking selfies these days…all the celebrities and sports guys are taking these selfies," said Simmons.

Simmons says the other hot items this year are anything from the movies "Frozen" and "Big Hero 6".

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