It's known as the "Black Friday Creep" -- stores opening earlier and earlier in hopes of luring in holiday shoppers. While some stores now open their doors on Thanksgiving Day, other retailers are taking a stand by vowing to stay closed to let employees spend the holiday with their families.
In one of the most extreme cases, REI announced it would remain closed on Black Friday, giving its employees a paid holiday to "opt outdoors" with their families. On the other end of the spectrum, several stores continue to welcome shoppers on Thanksgiving Day, including Walmart, Target and Macy's.
An estimated 134 million people shopped online and in stores over Thanksgiving weekend in 2014, the National Retail Federation found. Black Friday was the busiest day of that weekend, with 87 million shoppers making purchases.
Here are stores that will open their doors on Thanksgiving:
Lord & Taylor
Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH
Toys R Us
Closed on Thanksgiving:
Barnes and Noble
Half Price Books
The Home Depot
P.C. Richard & Son
Saks Fifth Avenue
Closed on Black Friday:
ABC News contributed to this report.