Now that the costumes and candy are done for the year we can all shift our focus to the mega retail season known as the holidays. As you strategically map out your plan to score the best of the big sales you may want to take a look at the stores keeping their doors closed on this year on Thanksgiving day.

According to, many big named stores are joining the list of retailers that opt to skit the shopping day in favor of family time. The site lists stores such as Barnes and Noble, Burlington, TJ Maxx, PetSmart, Staples, Office Depot and OfficeMax, IKEA, Hobby Lobby. Costco, Sam’s Club, Blain's Farm & Fleet, Menards, Marshalls, Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot and Lowe's as retailers waiting until Black Friday to spring the sales.

Several  may still love the physical thrill of the chase rushing store to store to grab the best deals, but Adobe reports many are more comfortable with online shopping over the brick and mortar experience. Last year online holiday shopping reached a whopping $126 billion, which is  a 16.5% increase from the past year. Retail therapy at your fingertips seems to be on trend.

If you're still old school and love the hunt, click here for a list of stores you'll have to hold off conquering until the day after Thanksgiving. Happy Shopping!

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