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Fewer retailers will be open on Thanksgiving this year

Black Friday has long been one of the craziest shopping days of the year, as retailers bombard Americans still in their post-Thanksgiving food comas with promises of once-in-a-lifetime deals. But in recent years, Black Friday has started earlier and earlier—first it was midnight, and then it was Thanksgiving Day! This year, more stores than ever started advertising early deals. (Last year, Black Friday sales were abysmal, dropping 12 percent over 2014.) Instead of one day of sales, the emphasis is now on an expanded seasonal push, with nearly half of American shoppers doing all of their holiday buying before Black Friday. Business Insider released this growing list of national stores that will be closed on Turkey Day so employees can spend the holiday with their families:

Barnes & Noble

Big Lots



Guitar Center

Harbor Freight

Home Depot

Jo-Ann Fabrics


Office Depot



Pier 1 Imports


T.J. Maxx

Tractor Supply