Black Friday is back as more stores announce they'll be closed on Thanksgiving.

I always thought it was a bad idea. We really can't finish Thanksgiving dinner before we need to run out and do some holiday shopping?

Besides, who doesn't love being smack dab in the middle of the stampede to grab one of a half-dozen TVs at 5 a.m. on a Friday morning? Not this guy.

I've never participated in the insanity but I can appreciate those of you that do. For some, it's a family tradition. For those of you die-hard Black Friday early risers I have news, it's back! The experiment the past few years of opening on Thursday afternoon or evening is on the way out.        

Earlier this week, more than 50 retailers announced they will be closed on Thanksgiving and they are:

  • A.C. Moore
  • Abt Electronics
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • At Home
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Blain’s Farm and Fleet
  • Burlington
  • Cabela’s
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Costco
  • Craft Warehouse
  • Crate and Barrel
  • DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse
  • Ethan Allen
  • Gardner-White Furniture
  • Guitar Center
  • H&M
  • Half Price Books
  • Harbor Freight
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • Homesense
  • Ikea
  • Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
  • Jos. A. Bank
  • La-Z-Boy (corporately owned stores)
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Mattress Firm
  • Micro Center
  • Music & Arts
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Office Depot and OfficeMax
  • Outdoor Research
  • P.C. Richard & Son
  • Party City
  • Patagonia
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Publix
  • Raymour & Flanigan Furniture
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse
  • Sprint
  • Staples
  • Sur La Table
  • The Container Store
  • The Original Mattress Factory
  • TJ Maxx
  • Tractor Supply
  • Trollbeads
  • Von Maur
  • West Marine has posted the latest info. Check back when we get closer as the list is sure to grow as more retailers return to tradition. Good deal. Now I can finish the football game and turkey dinner without fear I'm missing a great deal. Yes, that was sarcasm.

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