Ahead of the biggest shopping weekend of the year, these are the stores who are giving their 'rockstar' employees a day to be home with the people they love.

Quite possibly the biggest 'closed of Thanksgiving' list we've seen in a while.

 

Target announced that they would not be open on Thanksgiving at the beginning of the year. Since that time, the list has grown.

Many U.S. retailers and box stores are choosing to remain closed on Thanksgiving regardless of the typical preparations needed to withstand that complete madness that is Black Friday.

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Target

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Aldi

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Walmart

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Best Buy

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Costco

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Home Depot

Dick's Sporting Goods

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Forever 21

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JCPenney

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Kohl's

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Barnes & Noble

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Macy's

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Marshalls

HomeGoods

TJ Maxx

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Old Navy

The 'Closed on Thanksgiving' list also includes,

  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Publix
  • REI
  • Sierra
  • Sur La Table
  • T-Mobile
  • Trader Joe's
  • White House Black Market
  • Ashley Furniture
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Bed, Bath and Beyond
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Homesense
  • BJ's Wholesale Club
  • Bloomingdale's
  • Burlington Coat Factory
  • Calvin Klein
  • Century 21

Most shopping malls will be closed, too.

CHECK OUT: List of stores that will be Open on Thanksgiving.

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