While many U.S. retailers are competing to have the earliest Black Friday sale, some opening as early as 5 pm on Thanksgiving day, these 28 retail chains have committed to remaining closed: 1. American Girl Place commons.wikimedia.org See hours here. 2. Barnes & Noble en.wikipedia.org "We will be closed Thanksgiving Day, November 27 so that our booksellers can be with their family and friends," it says on their website. 3. Bed, Bath & Beyond en.wikipedia.org Forbes confirmed that the store would be closed. 4. BJ's Jeff Fusco / Getty Images "Once again, BJ’s is bucking the retail trend of putting sales on Thanksgiving above family time and will continue its tradition of not opening on Thanksgiving Day, allowing Team Members to enjoy the holiday with friends and families," they said in a press release. 5. Burlington Coat Factory 9200190132607628362366 “All Burlington locations will remain closed on Thanksgiving so that our associates and customers can spend the special holiday with their loved ones,” a spokesperson told Think Progress. 6. Costco commons.wikimedia.org “Our employees work especially hard during the holiday season and we simply believe that they deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families. Nothing more complicated than that," a spokesperson said. 7. Crate & Barrel commons.wikimedia.org Confirmed by Mental Floss. 8. Dillard's en.wikipedia.org “We choose to remain closed on Thanksgiving in longstanding tradition of honoring of our customers’ and associates’ time with family,” a spokesperson for Dillard’s told ThinkProgress, 9. DSW Facebook: WorkingAmerica From here. 10. GameStop en.wikipedia.org GameStop and its SimplyMac, Spring Mobile and Cricket Wireless stores will remain closed on Thanksgiving "out of respect for our store associates and their families and friends," they said in a statement. 11. Hobby Lobby en.wikipedia.org Hobby Lobby is closed on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. 12. Home Depot BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP / Getty Images All U.S. stores are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. 13. HomeGoods en.wikipedia.org As a TJX company, HomeGoods will remain closed. 14. Joann Fabrics and Crafts commons.wikimedia.org “We ask a lot from our Team Members during the holidays, and Thanksgiving Day is a valued tradition for many families. We believe it is important for our Team Members to be able to spend this time with their loved ones,” said Travis Smith, chief executive officer and president of Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. 15. Lowe's commons.wikimedia.org Forbes confirmed that the retailer would be closed. 16. Marshalls en.wikipedia.org As a TJX company, Marshalls will remain closed. 17. Nordstrom commons.wikimedia.org "We just like the idea of celebrating one holiday at a time," the store said in a flyer. 18. Patagonia thinkprogress.org “It’s a holiday – we’re closed!” a spokesperson said. 19. Petco commons.wikimedia.org Forbes confirmed that the retailer would be closed for the holiday. 20. Pier 1 Imports commons.wikimedia.org Pier 1 has traditionally remained closed for the holiday. 21. Publix Supermarkets Erik S. Lesser / Getty Images Forbes has confirmed that the grocery chain will remain closed. 22. Radio Shack en.wikipedia.org RadioShack is closed and offers employees paid holidays on Thanksgiving and Christmas. 23. REI commons.wikimedia.org ThinkProgress confirmed that REI will be closed on Thanksgiving. 24. Sam's Club commons.wikimedia.org Store hours are posted on their website. 25. Sierra Trading Post sierratradingpost.com Recently acquired by TJX, Wyoming-based Sierra Trading Post will also remain closed on Thanksgiving. 26. Sur la table yelp.com Forbes confirmed the store would be closed. 27. Talbot's commons.wikimedia.org Forbes confirmed that the clothing retailer would be closed. 28. T.J.Maxx en.wikipedia.org “We consider ourselves an Associate-friendly Company, and, we are pleased to give our Associates the time to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends,” a spokesperson for TJX stores told Think Progress. See more at ThinkProgress and Forbes.