Cold shoppers hunt for last-minute gifts on Christmas Eve

BROWN DEER (WITI) -- Procrastinators on Christmas Eve faced the choice of braving the cold -- or not quite crossing those last few gifts off their lists! Plenty got bundled up and headed out Tuesday afternoon, December 24th to get those final presents.

Many stores reported that despite the frigid weather, they were seeing a steady stream of customers on Christmas Eve.

Temperatures in the Milwaukee area on Tuesday were in the teens -- and evening temperatures were expected to fall into the single digits -- before rising slightly overnight.

FOX6's Rachelle Baillon talked with some COLD shoppers racing for those last-minute gifts on Tuesday -- and also Robert Robinson, who was working in the cold to help others make their Christmas dreams come true.

Robinson had been outside since 10:00 a.m. Tuesday -- and was planning on spending several hours outdoors.

"It feels like I'm freezing. It's cold -- yes it is!" Robinson told FOX6 News on Tuesday afternoon.

But Robinson was prepared.

"I got two pairs of pants on, and like three coats. It's cold!" Robinson said.

Robinson said he tried to sneak indoors every hour to warm up.

CLICK the video link above to see what others had to say Tuesday!