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These Stores Won't Open Their Doors On Thanksgiving Day

Since, you know, Thanksgiving is meant to be spent at home with family.

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time to get together with family and loved ones to create new memories and probably fight about politics or that inappropriate comment your aunt made about the way you look. Right?

Unfortunately, it seems like every year stores try to cut that quality family time short by opening their doors earlier on Thanksgiving to get a jump on Black Friday sales.

Even though we all know Black Friday sales bring out the worst in people.

You really must want to buy something if you're willing to show up to a store late at night after a guaranteed food coma, just make a line and possibly fight someone over a TV.

However, this year things might be changing as some major retailers are choosing to close all day during Thanksgiving.

According to, here's the official list of stores that will be closed during Thanksgiving Day:

* A.C. Moore

* Abt Electronics

* Academy Sports + Outdoors

* At Home

* BJ's Wholesale Club

* Blain's Farm and Fleet

* Burlington

* Cabela’s

* Cost Plus World Market

* Costco

* Craft Warehouse

* Crate and Barrel

* DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

* Ethan Allen

* Gardner-White Furniture

* Guitar Center

* H&M

* Half Price Books

* Harbor Freight

* Hobby Lobby

* Home Depot

* HomeGoods

* Homesense

* Ikea

* Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

* Jos. A. Bank

* La-Z-Boy (corporately owned stores)

* Lowe's

* Marshalls

* Mattress Firm

* Micro Center

* Music & Arts

* Neiman Marcus

* Office Depot and OfficeMax

* Outdoor Research

* P.C. Richard & Son

* Party City

* Patagonia

* Petco

* PetSmart

* Pier 1 Imports

* Publix

* Raymour & Flanigan Furniture

* Sam's Club

* Sierra Trading Post

* Sportsman’s Warehouse

* Sprint

* Staples

* Sur La Table

* The Container Store

* The Original Mattress Factory

* TJ Maxx

* Tractor Supply

* Trollbeads

* Von Maur

* West Marine

And this is the list of stores expected to close their doors, as they've done in the past:

* American Girl

* AT&T

* Barnes & Noble

* Big 5 Sporting Goods

* Bed Bath & Beyond

* Bloomingdale’s

* Christmas Tree Shops

* Dillard’s

* Mall of America

* Menards

* Navy Exchange

* Nordstrom

* Nordstrom Rack


* Saks Fifth Avenue

* Talbots

These retailers might be on to something. also conducted a survey that found over 57% of people were against stores opening on Thanksgiving, 26% were indifferent about it, and only 16% of people were in favor of it.