Why wait 'til Black Friday? Which stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Some retailers aren&#39;t even bothering to wait for Black Friday and will open Thanksgiving Day. (Shutterstock)</span></div>
It's called the "Black Friday creep" -- stores wanting to be the first to open their doors to holiday shoppers have been moving their hours earlier and earlier. It's now to the point where some retailers aren't even bothering to wait for Friday and will open Thanksgiving Day.

The creep has not come without controversy. There are petitions demanding stores respect the holiday and remain closed and Radio Shack has backtracked off its plan to be open all day on Thanksgiving. The store will now be open from 8 a.m. until noon and then reopen at 5 p.m. after facing backlash from employees and shoppers. Other stores are proudly stating that they will remain closed Thanksgiving Day so that employees may spend the holiday with their families.

Check out the gallery above to see which stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day and which will wait until Black Friday.

Here's a more complete list of stores that will be open for at least part of Thanksgiving Day:
Anna's Linens
Bealls Florida
Belk
Best Buy
Big Lots
BonTon
CVS
Dick's Sporting Goods
Dollar General
Gander Mountain
J.C. Penney
K-Mart
Kohl's
HH Gregg
Macy's
MC Sports
Meijer
Michaels
Old Navy
Radio Shack
Rite Aid
Sears
ShopKo
Sports Authority
Stage
Staples
Stein Mart Black
Target
Toys R Us
Walgreens
Walmart

Here's a more complete list of stores staying closed on Thanksgiving Day:
A.C. Moore
Academy Sports
Ace Hardware
American Girl
Barnes and Noble
Bed Bath and Beyond
BJs
Burlington Coat Factory
Crate and Barrel
Christmas Tree Shops
Costco
Dillard's
DSW
Fort Western
GameStop
Gordmans
Guitar Center
Half Price Books
Harbor Freight
Home Depot
HomeGoods
Jo-Ann
Lowes
Marshalls
Neiman Marcus
Nordstrom
REI
Patagonia
Pier 1 Imports
Saks
Sam's Club
Sierra Trading Post
TJMaxx
True Value
Tractor Supply

How do you feel about the stores that open on Thanksgiving? Will you be visiting any of them? Let us know in the comments.



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