Harker Heights: Last-minute Christmas shoppers check off their lists

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HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (KWTX) ‘Twas the day before Christmas, and all through the store, many creatures were stirring, late shoppers coming through the store.

From toys, to electronics, even stocking stuffers, almost every section was packed.

Late shoppers like David Leitsch, a grandpa with an interesting predicament.

“It was a last-minute request by my granddaughter for a scary princess doll,” he said.

“I’ve went to like, 15 stores and I still haven’t found one.”

Another late shopper, 13-year-old Hailey Martinez, waited for her Dad to go to work today to get her gift for him.

“It was kind of hard to branch out and go get it,” she said.

“Now that he’s at work today, it’s easier to get it now.”

She wasn’t the only family member trying to secretly buy the last few presents.

“This was the only time I could sneak away without them coming with me,” said Natasha Smith. She came all the way from Denver, Colorado to see her son and his wife on Fort Hood.

In the end, a very valuable lesson was learned.

“Please don’t procrastinate like me,” Leitsch said.

“When they’re little (your children and grandchildren), you just got to go with the flow and do the best that you can to make them happy.”