"We will, at all times, do what we're required to do," she said.
A Kanawha County magistrate also will be working a holiday schedule on Christmas Eve, Chief Circuit Court Judge Duke Bloom said.
A holiday schedule means a magistrate will be in the office from 9 a.m. to noon and 9 p.m. to midnight.
"And of course the magistrate will be on call outside of those hours, too," Bloom said.
Bloom was not upset about the Supreme Court's decision.
"We're going to do what we have to do to maintain the court system and make it available to the public as the law requires," he said.
Supreme Court spokeswoman Jennifer Bundy was unsure when Christmas Eve was last declared a judicial holiday for clerks.
She could not comment as to why Ketchum made the decision this year.
The Supreme Court Clerk's office also will be open on Christmas Eve. A skeleton crew will maintain the office from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.