There's a growing trend amongst retailers to get a leg up on the holiday shopping season by opening on Thanksgiving day, but if you're anything like most of us, you prefer to be at home with a plate full of turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie; not fighting with a random stranger over the last Elsa doll.  Thanksgiving is for spending time with family, not spending money on great deals. Wouldn't you agree?

My friend Jen actually posted a genius idea on her Facebook page for those who have family and friends who work for a retail store that will be open on Thanksgiving. She said:

"I think instead of boycotting businesses that stay open on Thanksgiving (because let's be real, the employees will still have to work whether we are there or not), those who have family members working retail should bring a nice big table and chairs, all the food and the family into the store. Personally, Abe would LOVE if we set up right by the toy aisles. But seriously, take pictures if you do it. It might go viral. In fact, me thinking of this brilliant idea should go viral!"


But due to public backlash to this trend, more than two dozen stores are putting employees and their families first and will not be open Thanksgiving Day. They include:

•T.J. Maxx
•Home Goods
•Sam’s Club
•Home Depot
•Barnes and Noble
•Pier 1 Imports
•Crate and Barrel
•Burlington Coat Factory
•Sur La Table
•Jo-Ann Stores
•A.C. Moore
•Sierra Trading Post
•Harbor Freight
•At Home
•Von Maur
•Mattress Firm
•Half Price Books

Will you be shopping on Thanksgiving Day?

More From 97 ZOK