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

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Monday, November 24, 2014

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.