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A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for most of Michigan, as well as a Blizzard Warning in some areas.

Driving will be very hazardous over the next few days. The main advice from the National Weather Service (NWS)is really just stay off the roads.

If you do have to travel, the NWS recommends having certain emergency supplies.

According to FEMA, some staples to have in the car are a cell phone and charger, a First Aid Kit, jumper cables, water and snacks, a flashlight, a full tank of gas, blankets, a shovel, an ice scraper, and a snow brush. Other good items will to have include flares, tire chains or snow tires, a tow rope, and a bag of sand.

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Michigan Restaurants Where You Can Eat on Christmas Day

  • Applebee’s

    This one surprises me. I had no idea that Applebee’s was open on Christmas Day. Apparently, select locations are open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so you need to check with your local restaurant.

    Find the Closest Applebee's Restaurant Near Your Location

    Since 1980, we've been bringing great food and big smiles to neighborhoods all over the world. Our casual atmosphere and attentive staff will make sure you're eatin' good whenever you step into an Applebee's. Our extensive menu of delicious comfort food is sure to have something for everyone to love.

  • Red Lobster

    Oh, the Red Lobster biscuits are so good. Yes, they are perfect for Christmas. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. Select Red Lobster restaurants are open on Christmas Day. Find the full list of open ones and their hours here.

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  • Waffle House

    Waffle House is always open! Seriously, they have a 24/7/365 policy that makes them a favorite for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Who doesn’t love the idea of fresh, sweet waffles on Christmas? I’m in.

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  • McDonald's

    The Golden Arches to the rescue! Many McDonald’s locations will be open on Christmas Day. Since it’s different for corporate verses franchise locations, check with your local restaurant. I would totally stop there to get a milkshake on Christmas. Peppermint, please?

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  • IHOP

    I already shared my IHOP story. My favorite Christmas ever was spent at an IHOP with my family. It was an emergency situation, but I loved it. IHOP is open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. But, as always, double check the hours at your local location.

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  • Denny's

    Denny’s restaurants are open every day of the year, so that means they’re a hot spot on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Hours may vary, so check your local location. Also, if you’d rather eat at home, Denny’s has Turkey Packs that you can order and take home.

  • Panda Express

    Feel like eating Chinese food on Christmas? Many Panda Express locations will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Why not switch it up this year and go Chinese? Hours vary, so call you local location to make sure they’re open.

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  • Boston Market

    Boston Market serves up the kind of traditional Christmas food that people know and love. Many locations for the restaurant are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. They also have their annual “heat-and-serve dinners.” Check with your local restaurant for the details.


  • Starbucks

    If you’ve been up all night partying with Santa, then you probably need some java. Many Starbucks locations will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so you can get your caffeine fix. Call ahead for holiday hours.


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  • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

    All Perkins locations will be open on Christmas Eve, and many will be open on Christmas Day. It varies by location, so call your local spot. I’ve actually never been to a Perkins. I might as well try it out on Christmas! They also offer a special limited menu during the holidays, which includes a Turkey Dinner deal.


Born in Mt Clemens, Screamin has been a part of the Detroit airwaves for over 29 years with 26 at WRIF and 3 years as a morning show host at Z-Rock. When he’s not out on the streets, you can find him in his game room, where he collects jukeboxes and classic pinball machines. Screamin also devotes time doing local charities with his, "Screamin Angels"; and for 15 years with Rock 4 Tots charity. “CHIT” is his local cover band for 10 years all over the Motor City in local bars and has graced the main stage at local festivals like Arts, Beats & Eats warming up for national acts like Cheap Trick, Guess Who & even Salt & Peppa. Screamin’ is the lead singer and also plays cowbell & lead triangle