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By Cleve Bryan and Natasha Brown

CHERRY HILL, N.J., (CBS) — The warm weather will make going out to do your holiday shopping a little easier.

Also in your favor, the last minute sprint has become more like a marathon.

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“Well you get a little stressed out this time of year,” a shopper said.

Lot’s to do and less time than usual to do it this holiday shopping season. A late Thanksgiving and early winter weather means fewer days to hit the stores.

“It definitely condensed it and we’re really seeing it now, our volume is really a lot higher than we anticipated because customers really did lose that last week,” Deanna Russell, Pandora Store Manager said.

Pandora had lines out the door at the Cherry Hill Mall which is now open 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.

“It’s absolutely crazy, I came out to get one thing,” shopper Brian Barry, of Cherry Hill said.

Lots of foot traffic is a welcome sight for the Salvation Army.

The short shopping season so far has meant fewer opportunities for giving.

“Being its a short season we’re even feeling the pinch, but we trust that we will be generous and help us achieve our goal,” Ron Reeves, Salvation Army Welcome Sergeant said.

Reaching sales goals is one reason Kohl’s is joining Macy’s and other department stores staying open for the next 100 hours straight.

While you’re sleeping, the registers will still be ringing.

“It’s been crowded, but it’s been okay. It’s been tolerable, not too crazy,” shopper Stephanie Reilly said.

“I got my hands full, it will be about double this in a half hour or so, so we’re making good timing,” another shopper said.

Everywhere you turn you’ll see sales, sales and more sales as many stores like Macy’s stay open around the clock to accommodate last minute shoppers.

Diane Dixon is find everything she needs at this Kohl’s in Cherry Hill. No hiding its 24-hour sign reminding shoppers they’re always open.

“I think it’s great because as you see it’s not congested as being in a mall. I just left Macy’s. Very congested. So, I enjoy Kohl’s because it’s not as crowded, not yet,” Dixon said.

“I think that’s wonderful because the people who work late get off at 12 o’clock it’s awesome, you know. Then they have time to go shopping,” shopper Marcine Chestnut said.

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