Laughter, good cheer, unwrapping presents from under the tree and good home-cooked meals abound on Christmas Day.
Many of those meals happen around lunch time, and many holiday revelers may not feel like enjoying leftovers so soon.
For those looking for dinner options around the area, pizza may be the best option.
AMANDA NICHOLSON The Marietta Times
Merle Hiley, manager at Domino's Pizza in Marietta, makes pizza for a customer. Domino's is one of several businesses open on Christmas Day.
Both Napoli's Pizza and Domino's Pizza open at 4 p.m. on Christmas Day and will stay open until midnight.
"(The franchise) started it a couple years ago," said Domino's Marietta store manager Merle Hiley.
What started out as a test ended up bringing in some really good business.
Businesses open on Christmas Day
Walmart, 804 Pike St., 8 p.m.; Napoli's Pizza, 335 Pike St.; 4 p.m. to midnight; Walgreens, 300 Greene St., 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Domino's Pizza, 415 Second St., 4 p.m. to midnight; Empire Buffet 332 Pike St., 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Marietta Brewing Company, 8 p.m.; movie theaters in Marietta and Vienna.
"It's usually a really good evening," he said. "It's comparable to Super Bowl Sunday. It got really big."
Hiley added that many people don't like to eat leftovers as soon as Christmas evening. He said usually some families are small and just want a pizza or a sandwich.
If the family decides they want something besides pizza, the Empire Buffet in Marietta is open 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
For those hoping to catch a movie during Christmas Day, area theaters are ensuring open doors for movie lovers.
Movies opening on Christmas Day include "47 Ronin," "Justin Bieber's Believe," "Grudge Match," "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and "The Wolf of Wall Street."
For residents hoping to experience some night life, the Marietta Brewing Company will open its doors at 8 p.m.
"The restaurant is closed," said owner Tony Styer. "The bar will be open from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m."
Styer said the brewery has been open most Christmases.
"It's a tradition," he said. "It's been a staple here for 16 years."
Styer added that many friends wanting to catch up after not seeing each other for a long time will come into the brewery.
"It also gives us the chance to see people we haven't had the chance to see," he said.
For those looking for fellowship during Christmas, there are several area churches holding free community meals around the Mid-Ohio Valley.
The Parkersburg First Evangelical Church will hold a free community Christmas breakfast from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the church at 1906 Gihon Road in south Parkersburg.
The First Presbyterian Church, at 1341 Juliana St. in Parkersburg will be holding its 23rd dinner this year from noon to 2 p.m.
The church will be open at 10 a.m. on Christmas Day to offer a hospitality room with coffee and doughnuts.
The seventh annual free Christmas Day dinner is planned at 1 p.m. at Coolville United Methodist Church in Coolville.