Remember when you expected nothing more out of Thanksgiving than getting to eat too much, watch some football and share quality time — and perhaps a few political quibbles — with your loved ones?
Unfortunately, as a 27-year-old millennial, my honest answer to this question is “no.”
In my lifetime, Thanksgiving has always been tied to a sometimes-exciting, but always-distracting hitchhiker “holiday.”
Yup, I’m talking about Black Friday — whose terms are, ironically, gray enough (get it?) to bleed into Thursday.
Which means you might get too distracted by delicious-looking deals to enjoy the luxurious meal… and the time you get to spend with the people who made it.
22 Stores Closed on Thanksgiving
If you’ve been following our Purple Friday initiative, you know we’re big fans of spending time, not money, with your friends and family, especially over the holidays.
In keeping with that spirit, here’s a list of stores we’ve confirmed WON’T be open this Thanksgiving.
So pull your chair back in, grab a second helping of turkey and don’t worry about missing any deals. Missing the moment is a way bigger loss, anyway.
- American Girl
- Burlington Coat Factory
- Crate & Barrel
- Guitar Center
- Home Goods
- Neiman Marcus
- Pier 1 Imports
- Office Depot
- Sam’s Club
- T.J. Maxx
Your Turn: Which Thanksgiving leftovers will you munch on instead of hitting the shops this year?
Jamie Cattanach is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. Her writing has also been featured at The Write Life, Word Riot, Nashville Review and elsewhere. Find @JamieCattanach on Twitter to wave hello.