Just about every restaurant is open Christmas Eve, but the real challenge is what is open Christmas Day. Sure, your corner 7-11 will never let you down when you're seeking a last-minute carton of half-and-half, but what if you seek a bit more than a quick dash in and out of a shop?
Here are some places that will be open Christmas Day:
47490 Grand River Ave, Novi | 248-305-9072
For those of you who won't have a merry Christmas if there isn't a latte to love, Caribou Coffee Company won't let you down. The Novi location will be open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 25.
21518 Novi Road, Novi | 248-348-1440
When the neighbor's dogs devoured the turkey in "A Christmas Story," the family opted to dine at a Chinese restaurant. That logic sticks: Dragontown will be open from 2-9 p.m. on Christmas Day. Perfect if your 25th needs Hunan flair or a side of wonton soup.
26150 Novi Road, Novi | 248-348-0700
Enjoy Dim Sum or Chinese seafood specials (and more) at Kim's Garden, open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Christmas Day. The restaurant is also advertising holiday party specials on its website, a great way to avoid all the prep and panic that can precede Christmas dinner.
43171 Seven Mile Road, Northville | 248-348-8411
New Wing Hing will be open from noon to 9:30 p.m. So if the Christmas ham bombs, or you want none of the fuss, how about Szechuan, Cantonese or Mandarin cuisine?
150 N. Center St., Northville | 248-305-8629
The Tuscan Café will be open Christmas Eve, approximately 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Christmas Day from 7 a.m. until the traffic dies down. (Last year they were open until about 1 p.m.) Stop in for salads, sandwiches, specialty coffee drinks and the like.
Now we know this is a list of just five. If you feel a restaurant deserves a shout-out as a place to nosh on Christmas Day, by all means, share it in the comments section below.