The holiday season will soon be upon us as we are an arm's reach away from Thanksgiving. You know, the season where consumers flood stores looking for those Black Friday specials just in time for Christmas.  This Thanksgiving, many big-name retail stores are keeping their their doors closed on Thanksgiving - a trend that seems to grow year by year.

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According to WPBF, 57 major retailers have already announced they will not open at all on Thanksgiving. Confirmed by the website Best Black Friday - as of October 2 - here’s a list  of the 57 retailers that will not be open on Thanksgiving:

 

  • 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
  • JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores
  • Jos. A. Bank
  • La-Z-Boy (all corporately owned stores)
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Mattress Firm
  • Micro Center
  • Music & Arts
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Office Depot and OfficeMax
  • Outdoor Research (closed Black Friday too)
  • 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 (Corporate & Dealer Owned Stores; Mall Kiosks May Open)
  • Staples
  • Stein Mart
  • Sur La Table
  • The Container Store
  • The Original Mattress Factory
  • TJ Maxx
  • Tractor Supply
  • Trollbeads
  • Von Maur
  • West Marine

 

There's also a list of stores that are closing early for Thanksgiving, which include HEB.

Personally, I respect and applaud these stores for respecting a family holiday.  Thanksgiving is a day when many families unite or reunite to enjoy a meal together with turkey, dressing, and most importantly FOOTBALL!