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Shoppers scramble for last minute Thanksgiving meals

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Long lines of shoppers wait for the pre-ordered Thanksgiving meals from The Honeybaked Ham Wednesday. Long lines of shoppers wait for the pre-ordered Thanksgiving meals from The Honeybaked Ham Wednesday.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Lots of people are scrambling to pick up last-minute necessities for the perfect Thanksgiving meal.

Stores around the Huntsville metro area were packed with shoppers, carts filled to the brim with Thanksgiving food. Many grocery stores say the day before Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year.

But lines were also long for those not planning to be in the kitchen all day come Thursday.

The Honeybaked Ham in Huntsville dished out thousands of turkeys and hams this week. The store's general manager said Wednesday is by far the busiest day. People didn't seem to mind the long lines. In fact, some said bearing the cold is worth it if it means less time tending to a turkey and more time with the family.

"I didn't think this many people would wait until the last minute like me, but apparently everyone is a procrastinator," said one customer.

"It's much more convenient for me to do this than work all day cooking," said another.

Everyone in line at the Huntsville Honeybaked Wednesday afternoon was able to get through and receive their provisions relatively quickly; something they were certainly thankful for.

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