Not everyone wants to stay at home on Christmas Day and FOX6 News found some residents braving the weather for food and entertainment.
The restaurants that were open did a lot of business. A 1-year-old was enjoying his Christmas lunch at Max's Delicatessen because grandpa wanted to give grandma a break.
"Mom would be slaving. She would be spending six to eight hours making a meal. We would all eat in about 15 minutes and its all gone," Michael Jezdimir said.
It was a packed house at Max's. The Caldwells were first time visitors on Christmas Day.
"Cooked all day yesterday. Just didn't want to do it again today," Leigh Caldwell said.
Gene Caldwell just wanted to please the wife.
"I'm enjoying it. I'm very thankful they are open and serving lunch. I didn't want to get in trouble with her," Gene said.
Steve Dubrinsky has opened Max's Delicatessen for five years now on Christmas Day. He says it's something he and the employees enjoy.
"It's an honor to have these folks dining with us on Christmas. It puts a smile on their face and that is what we are here for," Dubrinsky said.
Other restaurants open Christmas Day include IHOP, Waffle House restaurants and Ruth's Cris.
Over at the Rave Motion Pictures at Patton Creek people lined up to see the latest films. This included a man from Texas working in Alabama who was separated from his family. He plans to see the two films "The Hobbit" and "Les Miserables."
"I've talked with my wife this morning, my daughter. I have a brand new grandson born just born in August. I didn't get to see him. This is where I'm going to spend my day which is good. It's a beautiful day to see a movie," Lester Harlow said.
Angelenette Wilcox is going to see "Django Unchained" with her boyfriend. The day started out even more special than she could imagine.
"He was getting jittery, trying to propose to me. I was trying to go to sleep. He woke me up in the middle of the morning, propose to me. It was funny but I loved it," Angelenette Wilcox said.
Her fiancé Eric Honeycutt plans to return home after the movie and resume eating.
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