Dozens of stores will start Black Friday sales on Thursday. But Thanksgiving Day isn't just any Thursday. It's a day for family, friends, gratitude and, of course, delicious recipes. There's probably some room in there for football and parades, too. At least 58 percent of people surveyed said they want more time to enjoy the holiday and dislike Thanksgiving Day store openings, according to a Jones-Dengler Marketing survey.
More stores are listening to customers who say Thanksgiving is for family not retail. This updated list from BestBlackFriday.com shows 70 stores that won't open for Black Friday sales until Friday. Some of these stores have never opened on Thanksgiving, but many more have joined the list this year. More than half of consumers surveyed by Jones-Dengler said they disliked store openings on Thursday for Black Friday.
You have a lot of options if you and the fam are piling around the TV while Thanksgiving dinner roasts in the oven. Not only is turkey day popular for the buffet of choices during the meal, it's also one of the busiest TV days. Viewing options include a parade full of giant, colorful floats, several football games, adorable dogs, award-winning movies from the 70s and reruns for Trekkies. The schedule below includes the best picks for your turkey day TV lineup.
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Selecting a term
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