Last year, a handful of stores were open on Thanksgiving Day and even more stores plan to open their doors on Thanksgiving 2010.
Among them will be Sears, opening on Thanksgiving for the first time in the retailer's history, and Toys 'R' Us, as well as stores like Walmart which also remained open last year.
"Thanksgiving is not as sanctified a day as it was even a few years ago," author Thomas Hine told USA Today.
Here's what you can expect to find open on Thanksgiving Day 2010:
Sears plans to be open from 7 a.m. to Noon on Thanksgiving, a first for the company in its more than 100 years of existence.
Toys 'R' Us has decided to open nationwide at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the earliest in its history.
Kmart stores are set to open 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day and will be open until 9 p.m.
Walmart Supercenter stores will be open 24 hours on Thanksgiving this year, with most regular Walmart stores opening midnight Thanksgiving night.
Gap Inc., Banana Republic and Old Navy were among the first stores to ever offer Thanksgiving hours a few years ago, and they'll be open again this year, with most locations opening around 8 a.m.
"Our customers appreciated the option of shopping on Thanksgiving Day," said Gap spokeswoman Louise Callagy.
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