The improving weather has meant a boost at the tills at the Gretna Gateway Outlet Village. The stores are much busier than yesterday, where shoppers stayed away from the open air mall due to the adverse conditions.
Both the main and overflow car park have been full for much of the day and 2013 is on course to be the busiest ever year for the centre.
Shoppers in Cumbria and the south of Scotland have been braving the bad weather as they hit the Christmas sales.
New research from Begbies Traynor, an independent business recovery practice, suggests many shops need it.
It says 151 UK retailers are now facing "critical" financial problems, up 8% from the last quarter of 2012, while the number of retail businesses with "significant" financial issues rose by 15% to 15,792.
The number of shops in each sector experiencing "significant" distress has become worse in second hand stores and market stalls, followed by food, drink and tobacco retailers, electrical goods merchants and clothing and footwear retailers.
Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party has sent his best wishes to the nation this Christmas.
He said that although most of us will be off work and with family this festive period we should think of those who are not:
"As Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, we should also take time to think of all those alone or suffering at this time of year. I would like to pay particular tribute to the many people, churches and charities who will be looking after those who are alone or homeless this Christmas time. We should also pay tribute to those who will be working so that the rest of us have an enjoyable break, especially our medical staff, our police and our armed forces, thank you for your service."
Willie Rennie, leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, has released his Christmas message for supporters.
He urges us all to reflect on the last year and take some time to make a special effort to reach out to others this Christmas.
“As we mark the loss of close friends and distant heroes it’s important to take a moment to think and reflect on the year. Christmas is also a time to make a special effort to reach out to others. Whether it be the distant friend, the estranged family member or the quiet neighbour, Christmas is a good excuse to make new. It’s also a time to reflect on the year past with its successes and its challenges."