There's been so much controversy over the last few years about stores that start their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving. This year, there are a number of stores that have decided to actually close and not open until early Friday morning.

It’s a holiday that's about spending time with family. But It's not the shoppers that are affected, they have a choice to shop or not. It's the employees of these retailers that have had to cut their Thanksgiving dinner short to be at work.

Best Black Friday’s latest list shows many national retailers WON’T open their doors on turkey day this year. Almost half of them have stores in Danbury, and Brewster.

Here's a look at the latest list as of right now:

  1. Ace Hardware
  2. Babies R Us
  3. BJ’s Wholesale Club
  4. Burlington
  5. Costco
  6. Dressbarn
  7. DSW – Designer Shoe Warehouse
  8. Ethan Allen
  9. Guitar Center
  10. H&M
  11. Harbor Freight
  12. Home Depot
  13. HomeGoods
  14. JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores
  15. Jos. A. Bank
  16. Lowe’s
  17. Mattress Firm
  18. Nordstrom
  19. Office Depot and OfficeMax
  20. P.C. Richard & Son
  21. Petco
  22. PetSmart
  23. Pier 1 Imports
  24. Raymour & Flanigan Furniture
  25. TJ Maxx

Now remember this list is subject to change as certain stores may make last minute decisions to open, but for those employees who this year will have Thanksgiving off, have a great day with your family.

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