’Twas the day before Christmas …

December 23, 2013 

Wanda Crosby of Chapin loads Christmas presents into her car Monday afternoon. She was buying gifts for her five grandchildren.

TRACY GLANTZ — tglantz@thestate.com Buy Photo

The calm of Christmas Eve beckons. As Midlands Christians prepare for traditional Christmas Eve services, there is still time for shoppers to buy last-minute gifts or settle in with popcorn to enjoy one of the ever-popular holiday movies. Here are some key times and opportunities to consider as you make your way out or stay in today.

Mall hours

Columbiana Centre

100 Columbiana Circle

8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Info: columbianacentre.com/holiday-hours

Columbia Place

7201 Two Notch Road

7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Info: shopcolumbiaplace.com

Dutch Square Center

421 Bush River Road

Tuesday: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Info: dutchsquare.com

Richland Mall

3400 Forest Drive

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Info: richlandmallsc.com

Village at Sandhill

Two Notch at Clemson roads

8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Info: villageatsandhill.com

Movie time

Several classic holiday specials are airing on television today. Among them:

•  “The Polar Express,” 1 p.m., ABCFAM

•  “A Christmas Carol,” 1:15 p.m., TCM

•  “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” 3 p.m., ABCFAM

•  “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” 8 p.m. ABC

•  “It’s a Wonderful Life,” 8 p.m., NBC

•  “A Christmas Story,” 8 p.m., TBS


•  “Elf,” starring Will Ferrell, will be shown at the Nickelodeon theatre at 5:30 p.m. today, 1607 Main St. Tickets are $10; age 65 and older, military and students, $9; members, $5.50. (803) 254-3433; www.nickelodeon.org

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