I've barely dug into my first bag of candy corn pumpkins (yes, I'll only eat the ones shaped like pumpkins,) but retailers are already rolling our their plans for holiday shopping!

107.9 LITE-FM is your home for everything Christmas and we can't wait to kick off the holiday season with you...but we'd like to enjoy Halloween just a little bit! Of course the big wigs behind your favorite stores aren't thinking about trick-or-treating or what costumes they want to wear this year.  They're thinking of how to make the most money they possibly can this holiday season! That's why a growing number of retailers have started their "Black Friday" sales on Thanksgiving evening.

That's a trend that I don't personally love.  Thanksgiving is my mom's favorite holiday, so my sister and I were always raised on the idea that it should be spent with the family around an amazing meal and football. That's why I just can't bring myself to leave the turkey and stuffing to fight the crowds on Thanksgiving night.  Yeah, I'm disappointed that I'm missing out on some of the killer deals we used to score at the crack of dawn on by Black Friday but it's just not worth leaving my family to stand in a line in freezing cold temperatures. In fact, I'm not alone.  A survey done just last week shows that almost 58% of adults don't like the idea of Thanksgiving Day/Night shopping.

Well, like most things in life shopping trends are cyclical and the list of retailers who've decided to stay closed to allow their employees to enjoy the holiday with their own families is growing in 2017. BestBlackFriday.com has started building the list of retailers who will NOT be opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day this year. Check out who's opting out so far.

Stores NOT Opening on Thanksgiving Day 2017*

  • Burlington
  • Cabela's
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Costco
  • Craft Warehouse
  • DSW
  • Ethan Allen
  • Guitar Center
  • H&M
  • Harbor Freight
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • JOANN Fabric and Craft Sotres
  • Jos. A. Bank
  • Lowe's
  • Marshalls
  • Mattress Firm
  • Office Depot/OfficeMax
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Sportsman's Warehouse
  • Staples
  • Sur La Table
  • TJ Maxx

*Retailers may still offer special deals on Thanksgiving through their websites.

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