Published: Dec 24, 2011 3:51 AM EST
Updated: Dec 24, 2011 4:17 AM EST

NAPLES, Fla -- If your Christmas shopping isn't done, well, you're not alone. Every year millions of Americans wait until the last minute and some major retailers are playing into that by staying open all night.

Toys R Us is one of the many stores enticing those last minute shoppers with extended hours. Stores nationwide opened Tuesday morning and have been open 24/7 all week long.

The clock is ticking, but that doesn't seem to bother the ultimate procrastinators. Jay Cullen says, "it's been a tradition for the past 40 years of my life and I stick with it."

A nationwide survey finds there are more last-minute shoppers this holiday season. As of Sunday, 9 percent of shoppers hadn't even started buying for the holidays.

Will Gardner started his shopping Friday. "I'm about an hour in," he says.

There's no denying the crowds and long lines add to an already stressful time of year, but some say there are positives to waiting until the last minute.

"It's very stressful, but at the same time, it's when you get your best deals, some clearance items, things like that. You never know, you might save some money," says Cullen.

Others say there are no positives no matter how you look at it. "I definitely don't enjoy it. I'm very stressed. The things I want to get are going to be gone," says last-minute shopper Ashley Haugen.

Amelia Bailey adds, "This is my first time doing Christmas on my own, so I never realized how stressful Christmas really was until now."

Retail experts have been tracking holiday spending on a weekly basis. After the busy Black Friday rush, sales fell into a lull. Since then, things have picked up, thanks to the most loyal procrastinators.

Cullen says, "It's just the way I've been my whole life, just last minute, get it done and move on."

If you still aren't done with your shopping, you still have time. A number of stores and mall are extending their hours to accommodate the last minute shopper.

Toys R Us stores nationwide opened their doors Tuesday morning and have been open 24/7 since. They plan on staying open again all night, closing at 10 p.m. Christmas Eve.