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The Holiday Hustle: 11th-hour shoppers flood island malls

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 by Isa Baza

Guam - The clock is ticking as last-minute shoppers rush to get their Christmas shopping completed. These present procrastinators are battling time, with Christmas morning just hours away.

Island residents and visitors are doing the holiday hustle, making the mad dash to local shopping centers. "I actually just came in from Hawaii last night so I'm scrambling getting things for my parents and my brother," said one store anonymous patron.

Another, Carmella Rapadas, "I'm doing some last minute shopping for my kids and my advice to everyone, do it in advance, this is pretty crazy."

Despite the shopping mayhem, people are going out of their way to get the perfect gifts for the people they love. Jake Benito explained that the shopping is all worth it for his family, saying, "For my family mostly, my sisters mostly, I don't know what to get them so it's kind of last minute."

Shoppers trudge through store aisles in hopes of finding the perfect gift and in anticipation of a family and fun-filled evening. Some favorite Christmas traditions include exchanging gifts, midnight mass, family fiestas, as well as novenas to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Tropical Christmases on Guam can also be spent lazing about at the beach with friends and family.

With Christmas less than a day away, the clock is ticking for those looking to get last minute gifts for loved ones. however, we should remember that the gift of giving is more than just exchanging gifts, but also about exchanging time and memories with friends and family. 

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