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These stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day 2017

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More than 50 stores say they're bucking a controversial trend of opening on Thanksgiving Day. (Flickr) More than 50 stores say they're bucking a controversial trend of opening on Thanksgiving Day. (Flickr)

(Meredith) -- Over the last several years, retailers have opened their doors earlier and earlier for Black Friday shoppers -- with many stores opening as early as Thanksgiving Day.

As the holiday shopping season approaches, more than 50 stores say they will be bucking the somewhat controversial trend. Some businesses are even taking it a step further and will be closed on Black Friday, according to BestBlackFriday.com.

The website is keeping a running list of stores that plan to remain closed during the holiday. The number is expected to grow as Black Friday gets closer.

Check out the current list of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving below: 

  • 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
  • Sur La Table
  • The Container Store
  • The Original Mattress Factory
  • TJ Maxx
  • Tractor Supply
  • Trollbeads
  • Von Maur
  • West Marine

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Should retail stores be closed on Thanksgiving?

Yes. Employees need to spend time with their families!
No. Not everyone celebrates it. Plus, I need my deals!
Eh, I'm not sure.
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