It seems that every year, Thanksgiving Day gets a little more commercial.
In fact, according to About.com, some 200 retailers will have Thanksgiving Day hours this year.
Among the stores that will be open at least part of Thanksgiving: Aeropostale, Banana Republic, Big Lots, CVS, Family Dollar, Gap, Kenneth Cole, Kmart, Old Navy, Sears, Sony, Starbucks, Target, Toys'R'Us, Walgreens and Whole Foods.
(Visit About.com for its full list of stores open on Thanksgiving and their hours.)
But not all stores agree about opening on Thanksgiving.
One retailer, P.C. Richard & Son, posted on its Facebook page:
It is our opinion that retailers who choose to open on Thanksgiving Day or night show now respect to their employees or families, and are in total disrespect of family values in the United States of America.
Stores that will not open on Thanksgiving include Macy's, Best Buy and Kohl's, but they will open their doors promptly at Midnight.
One of the potential downsides of earlier opening of stores is the impact on volunteer efforts.
"I don't think the (early) store openings have bothered us yet. I say 'yet' because you never know what next year's going to bring," Judy Early, community relations director for Evansville Goodwill Industries, told the Evansville Courier & Press.
Here's a list of stores that are kicking off Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving:
Doors will open on Thanksgiving at 6 a.m. and stay open until 4 p.m. Doors will reopen from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.,according to USA Today.
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/09/sears-black-friday-2012_n_2101310.html" target="_hplink">Doors will open on Thanksgiving at 8 p.m.</a> Its holiday deals will begin on Nov. 18 for member of Sears’ Shop Your Way free customer loyalty program.
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/08/walmart-black-friday-sale-start-thanksgiving_n_2091952.html" target="_hplink"> Doors will open on Thanksgiving at 8 p.m.</a>
Toys R Us
<a href="http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-toys-r-us-black-friday-20121111,0,2982507.story" target="_hplink">Doors will open on Thanksgiving at 8 p.m.</a>, the Los Angeles Times reports.
<a href="http://www.examiner.com/article/black-friday-2012-thanksgiving-day-store-opening-list">Tanger Outlets will open at 10 p.m.</a> on Thanksgiving Day.
<a href="http://www.examiner.com/article/black-friday-2012-thanksgiving-day-store-opening-list">Michaels will be open from 4 a.m. until 11 p.m.</a> on Thanksgiving Day, according to the Examiner.
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/12/target-black-friday-shifts-employees-protest_n_2119321.html" target="_hplink">Doors will open at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day</a>.
Gap plans <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/nov/14/black-friday-grey-thursday-staff-backlash">to open 1,100 of its stores on Thanksgiving</a>, according to the Guardian.